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The Waterfall at Chudleigh Rocks, South Devon

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Pen and ink and watercolour; inscribed recto: F. Towne delt/1787; inscribed on verso of artist’s mount: Water Fall at Chudleigh Rock / Francis Towne. 1787 (H. 17cm, W. 14cm)
Towne seems to have had a particular fascination with waterfalls; this watercolour is one of four views of Chudleigh Rocks dated 1787. The previous year Towne had traveled to the Lake District and made numerous studies of the waterfalls of Stock Gill near Ambleside. The Lake District views show water tumbling through dense undergrowth. Here Towne depicts bright sunlight on the open, rocky landscape. Areas of the paper are left unpainted to indicate white clouds and foaming water.

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Chudleigh, Newton Abbot, Devon, England

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