Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas GirtinThe Junction of the Hinter- and Vorder-Rhein at Reichenau c.1797

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Artists
Thomas Girtin (1775‑1802)
Title
The Junction of the Hinter- and Vorder-Rhein at Reichenau
Date c.1797
MediumWatercolour on paper
Dimensionssupport: 301 x 479 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36546
Turner Bequest CCCLXXV 25
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
The Junction of the Hinter- and Vorder-Rhein at Reichenau c.1797
D36546
Turner Bequest CCCLXXV 25
Pencil and grey and grey-blue wash on white wove paper, 301 x 479 mm
Watermark ‘1794 | J WHATMAN’
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXV – 25’ 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).
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by Thomas Girtin in pencil ‘Richenau | Junction of the two Rhines’.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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