FIG. 20 (right): Johann
Charles Townley and Friends
in His Library at Park Street,
Oil on canvas, 127 x 99.1 cm.
Towneley Hall Art Gallery & Museum,
purchased by Burnley Corporation
with the assistance of funds from the
Edward Stocks Massey Bequest and
the National Art Collections Fund,
inv. BURGM: paoil120.
One of the greatest collectors of
classical antiquities of his time,
Towneley is seated center. Charles
Greville stands at the back left. The
other two fi gures are palaeographer
Charles Astle and antiquarian Pierre-
François Hugues d’Hancarville. The
latter collaborated with Sir William
Hamilton on the books documenting
his fi rst collection of antiquities.