Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin

A Ruined Tower on a Knoll in a River among Mountains

c.1796

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Artists
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Medium
Gouache, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 183 x 248 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36648
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIX 21

Catalogue entry

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).
Technical notes:
A portion of the sheet has been torn away t the lower left.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by Thomas Girtin in pencil ‘Near Coire in the Grisons’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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