A close copy of this watercolour, executed on the same scale, is attributed to William Pearson (1772–1849) (see figure 2). Pearson was a competent professional artist who was influenced by Girtin’s works and copied them on occasions (Tonkin, 1983, pp.27–34). Contrary to the opinion of Girtin and Loshak, there is no evidence that Pearson forged Girtin’s works for financial reward, and, if this copy is by him, something that is admittedly very difficult to prove, it is likely to have been made in homage to an admired master, though it is not known how he got access to the drawing (Girtin and Loshak, 1954, p.123).
The Village of Jedburgh, with the Abbey Ruins
The Village of Jedburgh
Jedburgh Abbey, from the Riverbank
1797 - 1798
The Coast of Dorset, with Lyme Regis Below