- Thomas Girtin (1775-1802)
- The Thames from the Temple to Blackfriars: Colour Study for the Eidometropolis, Section Five
- (?) 1801
- Medium and Support
- Graphite and watercolour on laid paper
- 21.1 × 48.4 cm, 8 ¼ × 19 in
‘25’ on the back; ‘by Girtin’ on the back, not in Thomas Girtin’s hand
- Object Type
- Studio Watercolour; Study for a Panorama
- Subject Terms
- City Life and Labour; London and Environs; The River Thames
- Catalogue Number
- Girtin & Loshak Number
- 228 as 'Girtin's Panorama of London (Eidometropolis): Sector IV'; '1797–8'
- Description Source(s)
- Viewed in 2001, 2002 and 2016
John Jackson (d.1828), almost certainly from his son-in-law, John Girtin (1773–1821); his posthumous sale, Foster's, 24 April 1828, lots 342–45 as 'unfinished Views of London'; bought by 'Colnaghi'; Henry Peter Standly (1782–1844); his posthumous sale, Christie's, 16 April 1845, lot 398, ‘coloured drawings, views of London, the drawings taken on the spot which afterward served to paint the large panorama’; bought by 'C. Hall' £5 15s; Chambers Hall (1786–1855); presented to the Museum, 1855
Manchester, 1975, no.27; London, 1985, no.82c; London, 1988a, no.34; London, 2002, no.155
Binyon, 1898–1907, no.33; Binyon, 1900, pl.15; Whitley, 1924, fig.4; Pragnell, 1968, pp.18–19; Smith, 2018, pp.57–58
- 1 This highly informative review is transcribed in full in the Documents section of the Archive (1802 – Item 3).
- 2 The financial records of the artist's brother John Girtin (1773–1821) include the income he received from the Eidometropolis as well as the expenses he incurred. They are transcribed in the Documents section of the Archive (1804 – Item 1).
- 3 This highly informative review is transcribed in full in the Documents section of the Archive (1802 - Item 5).
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