- Thomas Girtin (1775-1802)
- Okehampton Castle
- 1799 - 1800
- Medium and Support
- Graphite, watercolour and pen and ink on laid paper
- 24.1 × 34.1 cm, 9 ½ × 13 ⅜ in
‘Girtin’ lower right, by Thomas Girtin (the signature has been cut, suggesting that it once extended onto an original mount which has been lost)
- Object Type
- Studio Watercolour
Edward Cohen (1816–87) (lent to London, 1875); then by bequest to his niece, Annie Sophia Poulter (c.1846–1924); then by descent to Edward Alexander Poulter (1883–1973); J. Palser & Sons; bought by Guy Daniel Harvey-Samuel (1887–1960), 8 March 1927; bought by the Fine Art Society, London, 1954; bought by an anonymous collector, £288 15s; presented to the Museum, 1969
- 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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