- Thomas Girtin (1775-1802)
- The Thames from Westminster to Somerset House: Colour Study for the Eidometropolis, Section Four
- (?) 1801
- Medium and Support
- Graphite and watercolour on laid paper
- 24 × 53.8 cm, 9 ½ × 21 ⅛ in
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
Binyon, 1898–1907, no.32; Binyon, 1900, pl.14; Sparrow, 1902, p.93; Finberg, 1905, p.58, p.60; Whitley, 1924, fig.3; Paris, 1945, p.26; Mayne, 1949, pl.36; Lemaître, 1955, p.203; Hardie, 1966–68, vol.2, p.9; Pragnell, 1968, p.18; Wilton, 1977, p.32, p.187; Bermingham, 2001, pp.128–29; Eisenman and others, 2002, pp.123–24; Smith, 2018, pp.54–56; Charles, 2020, p.254; Robbins, 2021, p.64; Bransgrove, 2023, pp.249–50
- 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).
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