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The sculpture collection of Charles Townley in the entrance hall of his house in Park Street, Westminster; classical sculptures arranged around the walls of the room, with the large basalt tub on the right, reliefs set into the walls and over the door, a trompe l'oiel vaulted ceiling, and two ladies and a man examining the collection. 1794
Pen and grey ink and watercolour, with some bodycolour, on original washline mount and possibly original frame
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Height: 390 millimetres
Width: 540 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For more information see the curatorial comment for the companion watercolour (1995,0506.8).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1985, BM, Charles Townley exh.
1992 June-Nov, Essen, Villa Hügel, 'London-World City', no.360
1995/6 Nov-May, BM P&D, Recent Acqusitions 1991-5
1996/7 Oct-Jan, London, Tate, 'Grand Tour: The Lure of Italy in the Eighteenth Century', no.214
1997 Feb-Apr, Rome, Pal Esposizione, Grand Tour
2001 Oct-Dec, London, Soane Museum, 'Marble Mania'
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- Acquisition notes
- Lord O'Hagan, a descendant of Townley, sold this pair of drawings (1995-5-6-8,9) at Sotheby's in 1985 as part the Townley archive; the archive was purchased by F. Koch who later sold it to the British Museum. The two drawings had by then been removed from the archive which the BM was able to purchase when they were consigned to Sotheby's in 1995.
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