- Museum number
View at Geneva near the confluence of the Arve and Rhone rivers; tree in right foreground with plains and rivers beyond, small figures in centre and l. 1780
Watercolour with pen and ink, over graphite
- Production date
Height: 211 millimetres
Width: 271 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:
While abroad, Towne sent home reports of his travels to his friend James White who shared them within their Exeter circle. On learning of Towne's visit to Geneva, White replied: 'till I received your last letter, I had not the least idea of your having taken Geneva in your Way to Rome - but I am very glad you did so, as I shou'd think the Expedition from Lyons thither must have been as fine a part of your Tour as any you have gone through.'
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1990 Jul-Nov, Grasmere, Dove Cottage, Wordsworth and the Alps, (no cat.)
2016 Jan-Aug, BM, 'Light, Time, Legacy: Francis Towne's watercolours of Rome' (no catalogue)
- Laid down in original wash-lined mount, severly foxed.
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1972,U.600