Norman Dakeyne Newall (1888–1952) inherited some of his distinguished collection of watercolours from his grandfather, Robert Stirling Newall (1812–89), but the eleven works by or attributed to Girtin that he owned were all acquired on the art market. The sale of his collection at Christie’s, following the death of his widow (13–14 December 1979), included an important group of the Paris etchings that Girtin coloured for the guidance of the engravers employed to add aquatint to the artist’s plates, as well as the celebrated late watercolour Morpeth Bridge (TG1709) (Exhibitions: Christie’s, 13 December 1979; Christie's, 14 December 1979).

(?) 1802

Morpeth Bridge