Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas GirtinA Waterfall among Rocky Cliffs c.1794-8

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Artwork details

Artists
Thomas Girtin (1775‑1802)
Title
A Waterfall among Rocky Cliffs
Date c.1794-8
MediumWatercolour on paper
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36483
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIV 6
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Folio 6 Recto:
A Waterfall among Rocky Cliffs c.1794–8
D36483
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIV 6
Pencil and grey, blue and blue-grey wash on white wove paper, 248 x 177 mm mounted on white cartridge paper, 480 x 368 mm
Inscribed in a later hand in pencil ‘“In the County of Sargans near Coire”’ bottom left, descending vertically
Inscribed in pencil ‘6’ on mount, bottom right, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXIV – 6’ on mount, bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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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