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Thomas Girtin, 1775–1802, British

View of the Village of Chaillot Taken from the Pont de la Concorde

1800 to 1802
Soft ground etching on medium, slightly textured, cream, wove paper; accompanying board: very thick, smooth, cream paper
5 3/8 x 18 15/16 inches (13.7 x 48.1 cm) and 5 x 18 7/8 inches (12.7 x 47.9 cm)

On object: recto, in graphite, across entire surface: illegible writing, faded or erased. Visible: in sky, "<the [white or whole] of>"; in water: "<only [...] of the whole [...] or>"; and "<now doing [or drawing?] for>" On accompanying board: in black ink, upper center: "View of the village of Chaillot &c.,| taken from Pont de la Concorde."; in gray ink, lower left: "Note that whole of water| has at one time been [...]alled over with Girtin's| suggestions -- unfortunately rubbed out.| MH. May 07."; in black ink, lower center: "A few words only legible| 'The white ... ' in sky.| 'of the whole ... ' in water.| These are in Girtin's writing. | I have compared carefully."; in black ink, center, crossed out: " This is a latte [crossed out] later state| than that at S.K. Some corrections | noted by Girtin on S.K. proof have| been carried out."; in gray ink, right, replacing inscription above: "This is a unique working proof. MH.| The S.K. plate with| Girtin's suggsetions was| evidently u

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Associated Places:
Europe | France | Paris | Pont de la Concorde | Quartier de Chaillot | Seine | Ville de Paris, Départment de | Île-de-France
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