watercolour over pencil
9.5 by 15 cm., 3 3/4 by 6in.
Sir Edward Marsh;
Dr H.A.C.Gregory, his sale in these Rooms, 20th July 1949, lot 21 (bt. Lowinsky for £40)
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Girtin's study of trees with a town and hills beyond may belong to the group of Devon sketches which he undertook during his 1797 tour of the south-west. It is one of two Girtin watercolours from the collections of Herbert Horne and Sir Edward Marsh which were included in the Gregory sale of 1949