Wood lists at least two candidates for this artist, one Frederick Townsend (London address) who exhibited six works at the RA including Heather in Bloom, Deeside, Braemar, Venice and Old Mill, Poltesco Valley, Cornwall. The second, Frederick John Townsend (fl 1872) exhibited The Parting Gleam near St Rivan, Cornwall at the RA from an address in Chertsey Surrey. Though separately listed, the two speculatively could be the same artist. In 2002 an enquirer with two oil paintings in hand, St Michael's Mount (1868) and Trungle Mill Angarrack (1895), made contact with the WCAA, but to date no further information has come to notice.
works and access
Works include: Heather in Bloom; Deeside; Braemar; Venice; Old Mill, Poltesco Valley, Cornwall; The Parting Gleam near St Rivan, Cornwall (1866); St Michael's Mount (1868) and Trungle Mill Angarrack (1895) are possibly by the same artist also
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p349)
Wood Victorian Painters;