Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin

Lake Trasimene

c.1795–7

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Artists
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 193 x 247 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36543
Turner Bequest CCCLXXV 22

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 probably copied from a sketch by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797), which bore the title transcribed by Girtin on the verso.
Technical notes:
The sheet is stained and torn away at the top centre, lower centre and lower right corner.
Verso:
Inscribed, probably by Thomas Girtin in pencil ‘Lake of Perugia ancient Thra[?simeno]’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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