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Works Thomas Girtin

Bolton Abbey

(?) 1800


Thomas Girtin (1775-1802)
  • Bolton Abbey
(?) 1800
Medium and Support
Graphite on paper
12 × 19 cm, 4 ¾ × 7 ½ in
Object Type
Outline Drawing
Subject Terms
Monastic Ruins; Yorkshire View

Catalogue Number
Description Source(s)
Auction Catalogue


John Postle Heseltine (1843–1929); his posthumous sale, Sotheby’s, 29 May 1935, lot 313; volume bought by Bernard Squire, £32; Sir John Clermont Witt (1907–82); his widow, Lady Margaret Witt (1910–84); her posthumous sale, Sotheby’s, 19 February 1987, lot 82, one of 2, £1,430

About this Work

This pencil sketch of Bolton Abbey, on the river Wharfe in Yorkshire, appeared at an auction in 1987, but, although it had a distinguished provenance, it was not illustrated and no photograph has subsequently been traced. It is not possible to comment about either the subject or the attribution of the drawing, therefore, other than to say that its small size suggests that it could not have come from the Whitworth Book of Drawings (TG1323, TG1324 and TG1600TG1625), which contained at least four views of the ruins of the priory church at Bolton Abbey.

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Place depicted

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