Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas GirtinA Waterfall at Tivoli, with a Distant Mountain c.1797

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Artwork details

Artists
Thomas Girtin (1775‑1802)
Title
A Waterfall at Tivoli, with a Distant Mountain
Date c.1797
MediumWatercolour on paper
Dimensionssupport: 297 x 480 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36527
Turner Bequest CCCLXXV 6
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
A Waterfall at Tivoli, with a Distant Mountain c.1797
D36527
Turner Bequest CCCLXXV 6
Pencil and grey and blue wash on white wove paper, 297 x 480 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXV – 6’ 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 copied from a sketch or watercolour, perhaps by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797). The round towers at the entrance to Tivoli, seen in the extreme top left of this subject, appear in drawings in the first ‘Monro School’ album (Tate D36453, D36454; Turner Bequest CCCLXXIII 40, 41).
Technical notes:
The sheet is discoloured from prolonged exposure.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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