Created during Francis Townes tour of north Wales and Shropshire in the summer of 1777, this view of Tintern Abbey is an early example of the artists mature watercolour style.
The West Front of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire by Francis Towne, 1777
© Chepstow Museum
- Pencil, pen, and grey ink and watercolour
- 29.2 x 36.8 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £3,750 ( Total: £18,750)
- Acquired in:
Artist's estate; John Herman Merivale; by descent to John Lewis Merivale; George Montague; Angel Merivale; Sotheby's; Christie's; Lawrence of Crewkerne.