- Thomas Girtin (1775-1802)
- Westminster and Lambeth: Colour Study for the Eidometropolis, Section Three
- (?) 1801
- Medium and Support
- Graphite and watercolour on laid paper (watermark: J WHATMAN)
- 29.2 × 52.5 cm, 11 ½ × 20 ⅝ 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
Redgrave and Redgrave, 1890, p.144; Roget, 1891, vol.1, pp.106–08; Redgrave, 1892, p.34; Finberg, 1905, p.58, p.60, p.64; Binyon, 1898–1907, no.31; Stokes, 1922, pp.52–54; Whitley, 1924, fig.2; Whitley, 1928, pp.13–20; Johnson, 1932, pp.147–48; Binyon, 1933, p.107, pp.109–10; Bury, 1942, p.39; Mayne, 1949, pp.61–62, p.94; Williams, 1952, p.105; Lemaître, 1955, p.202; Hardie, 1966–68, vol.2, p.9; Pragnell, 1968, p.18; Egerton, 1979, p.10; Morris, 1987b, p.18; Finch, 1991, pp.40–41; Bermingham, 2001, pp.128–29; Smith, 2018, pp.51–53
- 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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