Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas GirtinA Building by a Lake among Mountains at Tigues, on the Route to Mount Cenis c.1796

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Artists
Thomas Girtin (1775‑1802)
Title
A Building by a Lake among Mountains at Tigues, on the Route to Mount Cenis
Date c.1796
MediumWatercolour on paper
Dimensionssupport: 174 x 247 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36563
Turner Bequest CCCLXXVI 4
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
A Building by a Lake among Mountains at Tigues, on the Route to Mount Cenis c.1796
D36563
Turner Bequest CCCLXXVI 4
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 174 x 247 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXVI – 4’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Provenance:
Probably commissioned by Dr Thomas Monro
Monro’s posthumous sale, Christie’s, London, 26–28 June and 1–2 July 1833 (day and lot number not known)
Bought by or on behalf of Turner
The pencil work is by Girtin. This was presumably copied from a sketch by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797).
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by Thomas Girtin in pencil ‘at Tigue in the East of France’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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