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Creator:
Thomas Girtin, 1775–1802, British
Title:
Sketch for the Eidometropolis: Panorama, Great Surrey Street and Christchurch, Southwark
Date:
between 1797 and 1802
Medium:
Pen and brush with brown ink, with graphite ruling on moderately thick, slightly textured, blued white, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 1/2 x 19 3/4 inches (29.2 x 50.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink throughout on roofs: "slate"; in black ink, lower right: "TEL" collectors stamp; in pen and black ink, verso, center: "Although this drawing does not seem to have been | used by Thomas Girtin for his panorama of | London, the squaring up of this drawing is exactly | the same as upon drawings for this work: -- | the squares are the same size and the numbering | is by the same hand -- Thomas Lowinsky 1938--"

Inscribed with stamp of Thomas E Lowinsky in black ink, lower right: "TEL" in monogram (not in Lugt)

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.4325
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | buildings | carriages | carts | churches | cityscape | horses (animals) | panoramas | people | roofs | rooftops | streets | weathervanes | windows
Associated Places:
England | Europe | Greater London | London | Southwark | United Kingdom
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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Thomas Girtin (Yale Center for British Art, 1986-01-21 - 1986-03-30)

Panoramania (Barbican Art Gallery, 1988-11-03 - 1989-01-15)

Thomas Girtin and the Art of Watercolour (Tate Britain, 2002-07-04 - 2002-09-29)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:5972
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