- Thomas Girtin (1775-1802)
- The Ogwen Falls
- 1798 - 1799
- Medium and Support
- Graphite, watercolour and stopping out on laid paper
- 53.5 × 44.6 cm, 21 ⅛ × 17 ½ in
‘Girtin’ lower centre, by Thomas Girtin
- Subject Terms
- North Wales; Waterfall Scenery
The Ogwen Falls
- Catalogue Number
- Girtin & Loshak Number
- 432ii as 'The Gorge of Watenlath with the Falls of Lodore'; '1801'
- Description Source(s)
- Viewed in 2001, 2002 and 2015
Edward Lascelles (1764–1814); then by descent to Henry Lascelles, 4th Earl of Harewood (1824–92); his sale, Christie’s, 1 May 1858, lot 11 as 'A waterfall, in a rocky ravine - upright'; bought by 'Bale', 18 gns; Charles Sackville Bale (1791–1880) (lent to London, 1875); his posthumous sale, Christie’s, 13 May 1881, lot 97 as 'A Rocky Landscape, with waterfall'; bought by 'Palser', £60 18s; J. Palser & Sons; bought by Edward Cohen (1816–87), 1881; 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 Arthur Edward Anderson (c.1871–1938), 1931; presented to the Museum, 1931
(?) Royal Academy, London, 1799, no.347 as ’Beth Kellert, North Wales’ or no.381 as ’Bethkellert, North Wales’; London, 1875, no.29 as ’Rocky Landscape and Waterfall’; Agnew’s, 1953a, no.82 as 'The Falls of Lodore'; Manchester, 1975, no.82 as ’The Gorge of Wathenlath with the Falls of Lodore, Derwentwater, Cumberland’; Manchester, 1983, no.23; London, 1984c, no.119 as ’The Gorge of Watendlath with the Falls of Lodore, Derwentwater, Cumberland’; Grasmere, 1986, no.127; Harewood, 1999, no.13; London, 2002, no.121 as ’The Falls of the Ogwen, North Wales’; Oxford, 2015, no.29
Mayne, 1949, p.100; Clarke, 1981, p.48; Brown, 1982, p.341, no.745
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