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Thomas Girtin, 1775–1802, British

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

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