20 November 2003
Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A. (1775-1851) and Thomas Girtin (1775-1802)
An estuary, possibly Darmouth
pencil and grey and blue wash
7 7/8 x 11¼ in. (20 x 28.5 cm.)
Mrs A.T. Loyd and by descent to the present owner.
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C.L. Loyd, The Loyd Collection of Paintings and Drawings, London, 1967, p. 63, no. 106, illustrated.
The pencil work in the present watercolour was executed by Thomas Girtin with the wash being applied by Turner and was executed when Turner and Girtin were in the drawing academy of Dr Thomas Monro. Farington, also associated with the academy, wrote in his Diary of 11 November 1798: 'Girtin drew the outlines and Turner washed in the effects'.
We are grateful to Andrew Wilton for his help in prepraing this catalogue entry.
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