Thomas Girtin

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Thomas Girtin
1775-1802
Melrose Abbey
Watercolor over graphite, on paper.
13 9/16 x 16 9/16 inches (344 x 422 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Paul Mellon.
1978.22
Inscription: 
Inscribed on back of lining, in pen and brown ink, "Melrose Abbey / on the Tweed".
Provenance: 
John Heugh, The Holmewood Collection; sale, London, Christie's, 24 April 1876, lot 80 (as Turner); James Worthington; Spink and Son Ltd., London.
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 195.
Exhibition of Drawings of Architectural Subjects by Deceased British Aritsts, Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1884, no. 169 (as Turner).
Sir Walter Armstrong, Turner, London-New York, 1902, 266 (as Turner).
English Watercolor Drawings, Spink and Son Ltd., London, 1978, no. 8, repr.
Wiles, Stephanie. To Observe and Imagine : British Drawings, 1600-1900. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1998, no. 44.

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Watermark: none visible through lining.

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