Portrait of John Towneley by Jean-Baptiste Perronneau

John Towneley (1697-1782) was the third son of Charles Towneley and Ursula Fermor, the owners of Towneley Hall.


Pastel on brown paper
61.8 x 49.2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£25,000 ( Total: £49,000)
Acquired in:
Emmanuel Moatti

A rival of Maurice-Quentin de la Tour, Jean-Baptiste Perronneau was one of the great French 18th century pastellists. He has depicted Towneley wearing the Order of St Louis. Towneley Hall was the home of the Catholic Towneley Family from the fourteenth century.


Descendants of John Towneley at Towneley Hall; Christie's 1939; Lady Dupre; by descent; Henry Adams auction 2003; Emmanuel Moatti.

Venue details

Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum Towneley Park, BURNLEY Lancashire BB11 3RQ 01282 424213 www.burnley.gov.uk/towneley

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £4)

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