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.
Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin Rome: The Ruined Nymphaeum of Alexander Severus (‘Temple of Minerva Medica’)
Attributed to Thomas Girtin Landscape with Trees and a Fence, a Church in the Distance
Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin South Gate of Sargans, after John Robert Cozens
Refers both to the medium and works of art made using the medium of watercolour – a water soluble paint with ...
This is one of the most famous of English watercolours, partly because it was venerated by Turner.
Tate Britain is staging a grand survey of watercolour painting in Great Britain, from the early thirteenth century through to ...