Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin

A Building by a Lake among Mountains at Tigues, on the Route to Mount Cenis

c.1796

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artists
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 174 x 247 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36563
Turner Bequest CCCLXXVI 4

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 presumably copied from a sketch by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797).
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by Thomas Girtin in pencil ‘at Tigue in the East of France’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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