- Museum number
Tivoli from below the waterfalls, formerly part of an album; trees and grassy bank in left foreground with river flowing to right, falls in right centre with city above. 1781
Pen and grey ink and watercolour with grey and brown wash, some gum arabic
- Production date
Height: 250 millimetres
Width: 392 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- From album NN,02.1-32
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:
This and the following watercolour (Nn,2.16) all appear to have been coloured substantially in the 1790s or early 1800s, a period when Towne began to systematically review his Italian watercolours and place them onto stiff mounts. The later colouring of these works - evident, for example in the darker and more atmospheric skies and in the intense greens of the trees - may be contrasted with the cooler and more sedate palette and effects of the Tivoli watercolour to the left.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1981 BM P&D, 'Francis Towne and John 'Warwick Smith', no cat.
2016 Jan-Aug, BM, 'Light, Time, Legacy: Francis Towne's watercolours of Rome' (no catalogue)
- Laid down in original wash-lined mount.
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1972,U.611