Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas GirtinA River among Rocky Cliffs, with a Castle c.1797

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Artists
Thomas Girtin (1775‑1802)
Title
A River among Rocky Cliffs, with a Castle
Date c.1797
MediumWatercolour on paper
Dimensionssupport: 241 x 350 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36551
Turner Bequest CCCLXXV 30
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
A River among Rocky Cliffs, with a Castle c.1797
D36551
Turner Bequest CCCLXXV 30
Pencil and grey and blue wash on white wove paper, 241 x 350 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXV – 30’ 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
This was probably copied from a sketch or watercolour by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797); the pencil underdrawing is very possibly by Turner.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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