Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas GirtinPadua: The Euganian Hills Seen from the Walls c.1794-8

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Artists
Thomas Girtin (1775‑1802)
Title
Padua: The Euganian Hills Seen from the Walls
Date c.1794-8
MediumWatercolour on paper
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36493
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIV 15
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Folio 16 Recto:
Padua: The Euganian Hills Seen from the Walls c.1794–8
D36493
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIV 15
Pencil and grey and blue wash on white wove paper, 179 x 235 mm mounted on white cartridge paper, 368 x 480 mm
Inscribed in pencil ‘15’ on mount, top right
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXIV – 15’ on mount, bottom right/bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject is taken from a drawing by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797) in Beckford Sketchbook I, p.19, titled ‘The Euganean Hills from the Walls of Padua’ and dated ‘June 18 [1782]’ (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, D1975.4.19).1
1
Bell and Girtin 1935, p.53 under no.213; Charles Nugent, British Watercolours in the Whitworth Art Gallery, the University of Manchester: A Summary Catalogue of Drawings and Watercolours by Artists Born before 1880, London and Manchester 2003, p.90, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank (laid down).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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