- Thomas Girtin (1775-1802)
- The Sawmill, Cassiobury Park
- 1800 - 1801
- Medium and Support
- Graphite and watercolour on paper
- 49.5 × 95.3 cm, 19 ½ × 37 ½ in
- Object Type
- Commissioned from Thomas Girtin; Studio Watercolour
- Subject Terms
- Hertfordshire; Wind and Water Mills
- Catalogue Number
- Girtin & Loshak Number
- 326 as 'In Moor Park, Hertfordshire'; '1799'
- Description Source(s)
- Viewed in 2001
George Capel-Coningsby, 5th Earl of Essex (1757–1839); ... William Leader (1767–1828); ... Edward Cohen (1816–87) (lent to London, 1875); sold to Puttick & Simpson, 12 July 1879; ... Charles Fairfax Murray; his sale, Christie's, 14 December 1917, lot 21 as ‘A Woody Landscape, with farm buildings, and a peasant seated’; J. Palser & Sons; bought by Claude Tryon (d.1949), 7 April 1919; his sale, Christie's, 15 December 1939, lot 47 as 'A Woody Landscape, with a mill: a peasant seated in the foreground'; bought by Frederick Meatyard, £47 5s; Fine Art Society, London, 1947-48; bought by Watford Library; transferred to Watford Museum, 1981
London, 1875, no.43 as ’Trees and Old Mill’; Fine Art Society, 1948, no.89 as ’In Cassiobury Park’; Watford, 1975, no.66; Watford, 1985, no number
Harwood, 1992, no.52, p.35; Rabbitts and Priestley, 2014, p.83
- 1 Thornbury’s biography of Turner includes extensive anecdotal detail about Girtin’s life and career. Although the text is often frankly fanciful in character, it does contain some useful details and the sections relating to Girtin have been transcribed in the Documents section of the Archive.(1862 – Item 1)
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