- Thomas Girtin (1775-1802)
- A Distant View of Knaresborough, from the South East
- Medium and Support
- Graphite, watercolour and scratching out on laid paper
- 65.9 × 98.5 cm, 26 × 38 ¾ in
‘Girtin 1801’ lower left, by Thomas Girtin
Edward Lascelles (1764–1814); then by descent to Henry Lascelles, 4th Earl of Harewood (1824–92); his sale, possibly Christie’s, 1 May 1858, lot 42 as 'View in Wales - grand effect of storm'; bought by 'Palser', 15 gns; J. Palser & Sons as 'Harewood Castle'; Edward Cohen (1816–87) (lent to London, 1875); then by bequest to his niece, Annie Sophia Poulter (c.1846–1924); then by descent to Edward Alexander Poulter (1883–1973); J. Palser & Sons; bought by the Independant Gallery, London, 14 March 1927; bought from them with the help of Arthur Edward Anderson (c.1871–1938), 1928
London, 1875, no.94 as ’Harewood Castle’; London, 1877, no.303 or no.312; Independent Gallery, 1928, no.33 as ’Extensive Landscape with Knaresborough Castle in the Distance’; London, 1934b, no.873 as ’Knaresborough’; Bucharest, 1935, no.140; Leeds, 1937, no.26; Agnew’s, 1953a, no.77 as ’Harewood Castle and Park’; Manchester, 1956, no.8; London, 1962c, no.375; Manchester, 1975, no.85 as ’A distant view of Knaresborough from the south east’; Nottingham, 1988, no.35; Manchester, 1993, no.99
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