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Works Thomas Girtin

Caernarfon Castle

(?) 1798


Thomas Girtin (1775-1802)
  • Caernarfon Castle
(?) 1798
Medium and Support
Graphite on paper
13.3 × 21.3 cm, 5 ¼ × 8 ⅜ in
Object Type
Outline Drawing
Subject Terms
Castle Ruins; North Wales

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


'Hogarth'; bought from him by Dr John Percy (1817–89), 1881; his posthumous sale, Christie’s, 17 April 1890, lot 522; bought by 'Robinson' for £1 4s; Sir John Charles Robinson (1824–1913); his posthumous sale, Sotheby’s, 24 February 1914, lot 27 (2); bought by 'Ward', £3


Girtin and Loshak, 1954, p.207

About this Work

This pencil drawing of Caernarfon Castle has not been seen since it appeared at a sale in 1914 (Exhibitions: Sotheby’s, 24 February 1914, lot 27). Given that it was not photographed, it is not possible to comment either on the attribution or on which of the three different compositions developed by Girtin that it might relate to.

by Greg Smith

Place depicted

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