- Thomas Girtin (1775-1802)
- The Well House, Ashtead Park (Formerly '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
- Studio Watercolour
- Subject Terms
- Wind and Water Mills
- Catalogue Number
- Girtin & Loshak Number
- 326 as 'In Moor Park, Hertfordshire'; '1799'
- Description Source(s)
- Viewed in 2001
Edward Cohen (1816–87) (lent to London, 1875); sold to Puttick & Simpson, 12 July 1879; ... Charles Fairfax Murray (1849–1919); 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
- 1 Many thanks to Jeremy Yates who first directed me to Moulden’s thesis in an email dated 27 September 2023.
- 2 The well house was demolished in 1997 and I have not been able to locate a photographic record of its appearance.
- 3 Girtin’s earliest biographers only record Turner’s claim that he and Girtin ‘often walked to Bushey and back to make drawings for their kind patron’ with no mention of a trip to Fetcham (Watts, 1857, p.xi).
- 4 See the Documents section of the Archive(1808 and 1820).
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