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Works (?) Thomas Girtin

Boveney Church, near Windsor

1798 - 1799


(?) Thomas Girtin (1775-1802)
  • Boveney Church, near Windsor
1798 - 1799
Medium and Support
Graphite, watercolour and scratching out on paper
24.5 × 17.2 cm, 9 ⅝ × 6 ¾ in
Object Type
Studio Watercolour
Subject Terms
Gothic Architecture: Parish Church; Windsor and Environs

Catalogue Number
Description Source(s)
Auction Catalogue; Girtin and Loshak, 1954


Edward Cohen (1817–86); then by bequest to his niece, Isabella Oswald (1838–1905); her posthumous sale, Robins & Hine, 29 March 1905, lot 356; bought by 'Wizzle' for G. R. Burnett; his sale, Christie's, 23 March 1908, lot 208; bought by 'Osmaston', £4 14s 6d ... Sotheby's, 26 January 1987, lot 64 as by 'Circle of Thomas Girtin'


Girtin and Loshak, 1954, p.207 as 'Untraced'

About this Work

This watercolour of Boveney Church, near Windsor, appeared at auction in 1987 (Exhibitions: Sotheby’s, 26 January 1987, lot 64) having not been since it was recorded in a sale in 1908 (Girtin and Loshak, 1954, p.207). The watercolour was listed as from the ‘Circle of Thomas Girtin’, and, though this cannot be confirmed as the work does not seem to have been photographed, it is unlikely that it was by Girtin, even if he does seem to have visited the area around 1797–98.

by Greg Smith

Place depicted

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