- Thomas Girtin (1775-1802)
- Durham Cathedral and Castle, from the River Wear
- Medium and Support
- Graphite, watercolour and scratching out on laid paper
- 41.6 × 53.7 cm, 16 ⅜ × 21 ⅛ in
‘Girtin. 1799’ lower centre, by Thomas Girtin
- Object Type
- Studio Watercolour
- Subject Terms
- Durham and Northumberland; Gothic Architecture: Cathedral View
Durham Cathedral and Castle, from the River Wear
Durham Cathedral and Castle, from the River Wear (TG1075)
- Catalogue Number
- Girtin & Loshak Number
- 158iii as 'Durham Cathedral'
- Description Source(s)
- Viewed in 2001, 2002 and February 2020
James Vine (1772–1837) (lent to London, 1822); his posthumous sale, Christie’s, 25 April 1838, lot 593 as '1799 … the much admired and capital drawing', unsold; then by descent to Charles Vine; his posthumous sale, Christie's, 19 April 1873, lot 194; bought by 'Colnaghi', £157 10s; John Edward Taylor (1830–1905) (lent to London, 1875; London, 1877; London, 1891); presented to the Whitworth Institute, 1892
London, 1822, no.118 as ’Durham; an exceeding fine specimen’ (New Times, 20 February 1822); London, 1875, no.30; London, 1877, no.300 as ’Durham’; London, 1891, no.38; Glasgow, 1901, no.784; London, 1923a, no.12; Brussels, 1929, no.77; Agnew’s, 1931, no.102; London, 1934b, no.758; Bucharest, 1935, no.139; British Council, 1949, no.55; Agnew’s, 1953a, no.70; London, 1954, no.110; Norwich, 1955, no.35; Arts Council, 1960, no.34; London, 1967, no.20; London, 1968a, no.528; Tokyo, 1970, no.78; Brussels, 1973, no.49; Manchester, 1973, no.52; Manchester, 1975, no.16; Newcastle, 1982, no.86; Manchester, 1983, no.22; Harewood, 1999, no.5; London, 2002, no.55
Monkhouse, 1894, pl.11; Binyon, 1900, p.18, pl.7; Davies, 1924, p.21, pl.77; Hardie, 1934, p.16; Kitson, 1937, p.52; Davies, 1939, pp.35–36; Mayne, 1949, p.43, p.101; Girtin and Loshak, 1954, p.69; Hardie, 1954, no.37; Hardie, 1966–68, vol.2, p.6, p.18; Mayoux, 1972, p.123; Mallalieu, 1985, p.61; Manchester, 1988, pp.60–1; Lister, 1989, no.35; Finch, 1991, pp.36–38; Andrew and Robinson, 1993, pp.16–17; Hill, 1999, pp.7–9; Nugent, 2003, p.132
- 1 Dayes’ thoughts on the subject are contained in Instructions for Drawing and Coloring Landscapes which was published posthumously in 1805. It is transcribed in full in the Documents section of the Archive (1805 – Item 2).
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