Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin

At Fort de l’Ecluse in Savoy

c.1797

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Medium
Gouache, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 373 x 525 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36550
Turner Bequest CCCLXXV 29

Display caption

This is one of a number of drawings in the Turner Bequest made jointly by the young Turner and his contemporary, Thomas Girtin. They were employed by Dr Thomas Monro to copy works by famous artists from his own collection. Girtin did the underdrawing, and Turner completed the washes.

 

Monro was an enthusiastic collector of works by old masters and contemporary watercolourists, and was himself an amateur artist. He was also an eminent physician of mental illness. His patients included King George III, the painter
John Robert Cozens, and Turner's mother.

 

Gallery label, September 2004

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