Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin

Buildings near a Lake beneath a Sheer Cliff; a Mountain Beyond

c.1794–8

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
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36484
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIV 7

Catalogue entry

The work is mounted with the album page turned vertically. It is presumably copied from a ‘Payne Knight’ drawing by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797), now lost.1
1
See Bell and Girtin 1935, p.34 under no.44.
Verso:
Blank (laid down); the inscription (probably by Thomas Girtin in pencil) noted by Finberg and transcribed as the work’s title, ‘In the County of Sargans near Coire’, is no longer apparent.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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