Catalogue entry

Thomas Girtin 1775–1802

T00993 Guisborough Priory, Yorkshire 1801

Inscribed ‘Girtin 1801’, b.c.
Watercolour, 24¾ x 20 (63 x 51).
Presented by the National Art-Collections Fund from the Herbert Powell Bequest 1967.
Coll: Samuel Addington by 1877; W Waters; Herbert Powell, entrusted to the N.A.-C.F. 1929.
Exh: Winter Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, 1877–8 (308); Agnew’s, 1953 (1); see also under Atkins T00964.
Lit: Martin Hardie, ‘A Sketch-Book of Thomas Girtin’, in Walpole Society, XXVII, 1939, pp.93–4, under no. 13, repr. pl. XVIII (b); J Mayne, Thomas Girtin, 1949, pl. 38; T Girtin & D Loshak, The Art of Thomas Girtin, p.193, no. 430 iii.

This watercolour and a similar one in the National Gallery of Scotland, also dated 1801 (Girtin & Loshak, op. cit., no. 430 ii, fig. 70), are based on a pencil drawing in Girtin’s sketchbook (Hardie, op. cit., p. 93, no. 13, repr. pl. XVIII(a).).

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1967–1968, London 1968.