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Thomas Girtin (18 February 1775 – 9 November 1802) was an English painter and etcher. A friend and rival of J. M. W. Turner, Girtin played a key role in establishing watercolour as a reputable art form.

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Refers both to the medium and works of art made using the medium of watercolour – a water soluble paint with ...

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