Thomas Girtin

Pont-y-Pair

1798–9

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Artist
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 381 x 581 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Art Fund (Herbert Powell Bequest) 1967
Reference
T00995

Catalogue entry

Thomas Girtin 1775–1802

T00995 Pont-y-Pair 1798–9

Not inscribed.
Watercolour, 15 x 20½ (38 x 52).
Presented by the National Art-Collections Fund from the Herbert Powell Bequest 1967.
Coll: Tiffen 1860; G W Girtin; T Girtin; Herbert Powell, entrusted to the N.A.-C.F. 1929.
Exh: B.F.A.C., 1875 (18); see also under Atkins T00964.
Lit: T Girtin & D Loshak, The Art of Thomas Girtin, 1954, pp. 173-4, no. 291 i.

Dated by Girtin and Loshak 1798–9. Another version of this watercolour was with Walker’s Galleries in 1919, and a pencil drawing of the same subject is in the Turner Bequest at the British Museum (CCCLXXVII, 39; Girtin & Loshak, op. cit., p. 174, no. 291 iii, repr. fig. 82).

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

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