Watercolors with interesting trees. English. Francis Towne, watercolorist. Living from 1739 or 1740 to 1816, he studied under the court portraitist John Shackleton.

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“Entrance to the Grotto at Posilippo, Naples.” 1781. Watercolor and gray ink over graphite on slightly textured cream laid paper. Inscribed “Number 9” in black ink on the upper left and “Naples” on the upper center. Collections of the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Francis_Towne_-_Entrance_to_the_Grotto_at_Posilippo,_Naples_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
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“View of Stock Ghyll Force Waterfall, Ambleside, Lake District.”No date. Pen and brown ink and watercolor, lightly incised, on a sheet of roman paper with deckled edges. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/features/Why-Francis-Towne-is-having-a-moment-7482-1.aspx
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“Inside the Colosseum.” 1780. Watercolor with pen and ink. © The Trustees of the British Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/features/Why-Francis-Towne-is-having-a-moment-7482-1.aspx
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“A Study of a Tree Blown Down in Peamore Park, Near Exeter. No date. Pencil, pen and grey ink and watercolor, on a double sketchbook page. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/features/Why-Francis-Towne-is-having-a-moment-7482-1.aspx

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