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Thomas Girtin (1775 - 1802)

Lot 150: THOMAS GIRTIN 1775-1802

Sotheby's

December 8, 2005
London, United Kingdom

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Description

ON THE MEDWAY

measurements note
10 by 34 cm., 4 by 13 1/4 in.

signed l.r.: on the Medway T.Girtin

watercolour over pencil

PROVENANCE

Anonymous sale at Christies, 4th April 1884, lot 117;
Sir Bruce Ingram (L.1405a)

EXHIBITED

London, P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., A Loan Exhibition from the Collection of Sir Bruce S.Ingram, 22nd January - 12th February 1952, no.72;
Winchester College, June 1963
London, Loan Exhibition of English Drawings and Watercolours in Memory of the Late D.C.T.Baskett, July - August 1963

LITERATURE

Thomas Girtin and David Loshak, The Art of Thomas Girtin, 1954, no. 336, p.180.

NOTE

Girtin's watercolour, which dates from circa 1799-1800, depicts the shore of the Medway at low tide with mud flats and pools in the foreground. Various boat houses, sheds and stranded boats can be seen beyond. Two hulks are afloat on the river and a low range of hills can be seen in the distance

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