Windermere at Sunset

Francis Towne1786

Yale Center for British Art

Yale Center for British Art


  • Title: Windermere at Sunset
  • Date Created: 1786
  • Location Created: Exeter
  • Physical Dimensions: w23.5 x h15.6 cm
  • Type: drawing
  • Rights: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
  • External Link: http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1669316
  • Medium: Watercolor and brown ink over graphite on medium moderatley textured cream laid paper
  • Subject: sunset, lake, mountains, trees, landscape
  • Location: Not on View
  • Inscription: Signed and Dated: Signed in black ink, lower left: "F. Towne. del. 1786 No. 29"
  • Inscription: Inscribed in black ink, lower left: "F. Towne. del. 1786 No. 29"; In brown ink, verso, upper left: "No 29"; upper right: "taken after the sun was [?down] on the right hand side"; upper center: "a view taken from Law Wood, looking over the Lake of Windermere in Westmoreland, | to the mountains at the head of Coniston Lake. | drawn by Francis Towne August 16th, 1786"; upper left: "London | Leicester Square | July 7th 1791."
  • Artist: Francis Towne