- Thomas Girtin (1775-1802)
- Durham Cathedral and Castle, from the River Wear
- 1796 - 1797
- Medium and Support
- Graphite, watercolour and gum arabic on laid paper
- 37.5 × 49.5 cm, 14 ¾ × 19 ½ in
- Object Type
- Studio Watercolour
Durham Cathedral and Castle, from the River Wear
Durham Cathedral and Castle, from the River Wear (TG1074)
- Catalogue Number
- Girtin & Loshak Number
- 158ii as 'Durham Cathedral'; '1797-8'
- Description Source(s)
- Viewed in 2010
Edward Hawke Locker (1777–1849) (lent to SPWC, 1823); his sale, Christie’s, 15 June 1844, lot 466; bought by 'Vaughan', £11 0s 6d; Henry Vaughan (1809–99) (lent to Manchester, 1857; London, 1862; London, 1871; London, 1875); John Lewis Roget (1828–1908) (lent to London, 1905; London, 1908); then by descent to J. R. Roget; his sale, Sotheby’s, 12 March 1987, lot 67, £81,400; Professor Ian Craft (1937–2019); his sale, Sotheby’s, 14 July 2010, lot 70, £265,250; bought by the Museum
SPWC, 1823, no.40 as ’Durham’; Manchester, 1857, no.82; London, 1862, no.841; London, 1871, no.123; London, 1875, no.38; Fine Art Society, 1901, no.11; London, 1905, no.2; London, 1908b, no.231; Manchester, 1912, no.33 or no.86; Agnew’s, 1931, no.102; Agnew’s, 1953a, no.97; London, 2002, no.54; Los Angeles, 2011, no.9
Davies, 1924, p.21, pl.76; Mayne, 1949, p.43; Hawcroft, 1975, p.32; Morris, 1987b, p.20; Roach, 2012, p.413
- 1 The works by Turner and Girtin subsequently appeared in Locker’s sale in 1844 (Exhibitions: Christie’s, 15 June 1844). The view of Malvern Priory is now in a private collection (see TG0306 source image) and the scene at Worcester is owned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields (55.23).
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