Provenance Research

William Owen (1769-1825)
United Kingdom
Portrait of James Townley, Esq., 1799
Oil on canvas
36 x 27 3/4 in. (91.4 x 70.5 cm)
Gift of Mrs. James Morgan Hutton, 1964.181

Half-length portrait of a man with white hair. He wears a black coat with a white cravat. Looking at the viewer, he turns his body toward the table at the left. His arms rest on the table. Holding a book in his right hand, he crosses his right arm over his left.



    James Townley, Esq. [1746-1817], Kent, by descent to
    Reverend Henry Townley, by descent to
    James Townley, Esq., given to
Until December 16, 1927:   Henry Townley Sugden, London, sold at Christie's, London, December 16, 1927, lot 105, to [1]
December 16, 1927-?:   De Casseres
?-1964:   Mrs. James Morgan Hutton, Cincinnati, given to
1964-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum

[1] All provenance prior to 1927 comes from a label on the back of the painting.

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