- Museum number
The Banks of the Tiber, formerly part of an album; a temporary wooden bridge over a hollow in foreground, river beyond. 1781
Pen and black ink and watercolour with grey wash
- Production date
Height: 468 millimetres
Width: 337 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- From album NN,01.1-25
See Nn,1.1 for information about the Towne albums as a whole.
The following label was written by Richard Stephens for the Towne exhibition in 2016:
Numbered 54, Towne placed this late afternoon riverside view at the very end of his series of Roman views. Unusually, Towne's inscriptions provide no clue to the location, which may be north of Rome near Ponte Molle. The two men who seem to be enjoying a late afternoon by the river provide a rare narrative element, and there is perhaps even humour, given the surprising prominence afforded the dog at the centre of the picture. It is as if Towne placed it at the very end of the Roman series in order to indicate his departure from the city and to convey a wistful valediction to the experiences he had enjoyed there.
See Nn,2.3, Nn,2.4, Nn,1.20 and Nn,2.12 for other views of the Tiber.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1934 BM, P&D Gallery, Exhibition of English Art, no.299
2016 Jan-Aug, BM, 'Light, Time, Legacy: Francis Towne's watercolours of Rome' (no catalogue)
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1972,U.734