Thomas Girtin

La Rue St Denis


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Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Watercolour and etching on paper
Support: 229 × 489 mm
Presented by the Art Fund (Herbert Powell Bequest) 1967

Catalogue entry

Thomas Girtin 1775–1802

T00990 La Rue St Denis 1802

Not inscribed.
Hand-coloured etching, 9 x 19¼ (22.9 x 48.9).
Presented by the National Art-Collections Fund from the Herbert Powell Bequest 1967.
Coll: Herbert Powell, entrusted to the N.A.-C.F. 1929.
Exh: see Atkins T00964.
Lit: T Girtin & D Loshak, The Art of Thomas Girtin, 1954, pp. 199–200.

Girtin’s etchings of Paris, aquatinted by J C Lewis, J B Harraden, W Pickett and J C Stadler, were first published separately between June and October 1802 and collectively in 1803 as A Selection of Twenty of the most Picturesque Views in Paris and its Environs. Girtin and Loshak suggest that T00990 may have come from the set formerly in the possession of the Duke of Bedford, which was one of two sets of the etchings coloured in watercolour by Girtin himself.

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1967–1968, London 1968.


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