Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin

A View at Civita Castellana

c.1794–8

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Artists
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36487
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIV 10

Catalogue entry

The work is mounted with the album page turned vertically. It was copied from a drawing by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797);1 the related Beaumont tracing (after Cozens), no.20 (kk 38), is in the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven.2
1
Bell and Girtin 1935, p.39 no.95.
2
Ibid., under no.95.
Verso:
Blank (laid down); the inscription (probably by Thomas Girtin in pencil) noted by Finberg and transcribed as the work’s title, ‘Part of Civita Castellana, between Narni and Rome’, is no longer apparent.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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