- Museum number
Villa of Maecenas at Tivoli from below the falls, formerly part of an album; falls on r, surrounded by rocks and trees, temple on top of hills in centre. 1781
Brush drawing in brown and grey wash and watercolour, with pen and black ink
- Production date
Height: 501 millimetres
Width: 383 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- From album NN,03.1-17
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 ruin, known to Towne as the Villa of Maecenas, is now known as the Temple of Hercules Victor. Towne has mounted this on card and applied a single thin line of grey wash to frame the watercolour. Most of Towne's Roman watercolours are framed with a band comprising two thin and one thick wash line. However, some sheets that were mounted late in life were, like this, given a more simple treatment and are framed with one or two lines of grey wash.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1982 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)
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1972,U.642