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Works Thomas Girtin

A Cottage and a Windmill Surrounded by Trees

1798 - 1800


Thomas Girtin (1775-1802)
  • A Cottage and a Windmill Surrounded by Trees
1798 - 1800
Medium and Support
Watercolour on laid paper
29.9 × 23.5 cm, 11 ¾ × 9 ¼ in
Object Type
Studio Watercolour
Subject Terms
Wind and Water Mills

Catalogue Number
Description Source(s)
Auction Catalogue


Christie’s, 13 July 1965, lot 114; bought by 'Dixon', 30 gns

About this Work

This watercolour has only been seen in public once, when it was sold at auction in 1965 (Exhibitions: Christie’s, 13 July 1965, lot 114). The sale catalogue did not include an image and it is therefore not possible to comment on the attribution of the work. However, the title does not suggest that the composition was based on a sketch made from life; a working windmill could never be surrounded by trees!

by Greg Smith

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