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Works Thomas Girtin

The River Nidd, between Knaresborough and Wetherby

(?) 1800

Primary Image: TG1670: Thomas Girtin (1775–1802), The River Nidd, between Knaresborough and Wetherby, (?) 1800, graphite, watercolour and bodycolour on paper, 20.8 × 33.4 cm, 8 ³⁄₁₆ × 13 ⅛ in. Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne (H969, LAG 26–46).

Photo courtesy of Laing Art Gallery, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Description
Creator(s)
Thomas Girtin (1775-1802)
Title
  • The River Nidd, between Knaresborough and Wetherby
Date
(?) 1800
Medium and Support
Graphite, watercolour and bodycolour on laid paper
Dimensions
20.8 × 33.4 cm, 8 ³⁄₁₆ × 13 ⅛ in
Inscription

'Girtin' lower left, by Thomas Girtin; 'Between Knaresborough and Wetherby' lower left on the back by (?) Thomas Girtin

Object Type
Studio Watercolour
Subject Terms
River Scenery; Yorkshire View

Collection
Versions
The River Nidd between Knaresborough and Wetherby (TG1629)
Catalogue Number
TG1670

Provenance

Mrs Mitchell; bought from her by the Gallery, 1926

About this Work

This view of the river Nidd between Knaresborough and Wetherby in Yorkshire appears to be based on an on-the-spot sketch produced by Girtin in 1800 (TG1629). Girtin spent part of the summer of that year with Edward Lascelles (1764–1814), for whom he produced a group of very large watercolours of the patron’s home, Harewood House (TG1547 and TG1548), together with other local scenes, which included a distant view of Knaresborough (TG1669). This view, along the same river depicted in the latter, is altogether more informal, though having failed on numerous occasions to secure an appointment to view the work, it has not yet been possible to establish the drawing’s precise status in relation to the other version (TG1629) and the writing of a full entry has therefore been deferred.

1800

The River Nidd between Knaresborough and Wetherby

TG1629

(?) 1801

Harewood House, from the South West

TG1547

(?) 1801

Harewood House, from the South East

TG1548

1801

A Distant View of Knaresborough, from the South East

TG1669

1800

The River Nidd between Knaresborough and Wetherby

TG1629

by Greg Smith

Place depicted

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