Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin

On the River Aquacetosa

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
Ink wash and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36465
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIII 52

Catalogue entry

This is one of the most accomplished of the drawings in this album, in which the pencil outlines are almost invisible beneath the subtle washes. Another view on the same river, in a larger format, is Tate D36547 (Turner Bequest CCCLXXV 26).
Verso:
Blank (laid down); inscribed, probably by Thomas Girtin, in pencil ‘Acqua Acetosa’.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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