The young Thomas is later said to have been employed, along with his contemporary Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851), colouring prints for John Raphael Smith (1752–1812) (Miller, 1854, p.xiv). However, there is no proof that Girtin was engaged by Smith, and the early biographers probably conflated the work he executed in partnership with Turner at the home of Dr Thomas Monro (1759–1833) and the prints he coloured for his master, Edward Dayes (1763–1804) (such as TG0061).


First Regiment of Foot Guards, 1660: Officer and Subaltern