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Thomas Girtin (18 February 1775 – 9 November 1802) was an English watercolourist and etcher. A friend and rival of J. M. W. Turner, Girtin played a key role in establishing watercolour as a reputable art form.

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    Watercolour

    Refers both to the medium and works of art made using the medium of watercolour – a water soluble paint ...
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    Colour me British: Watercolour I

    Klaus Kertess , Jerry Brotton , Vidya Gastaldon , David Attenborough , Jennifer Higgie , Silke Otto-Knapp , Matsui Fuyuko , Deanna Petherbridge and David Musgrave

    Tate Britain is staging a grand survey of watercolour painting in Great Britain, from the early thirteenth century through to ...

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