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Creator:
Thomas Girtin, 1775–1802, British
Title:

Jedburgh Abbey from the South East

Date:
1800
Medium:
Watercolor, gouache and graphite on medium, cream, moderately textured laid paper
Dimensions:
15 1/2 x 21 3/4 inches (39.4 x 55.2 cm) and 26 x 31 1/8 x 1 1/4 inches (66 x 79.1 x 3.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Signed in black watercolor lower right: "Girtin"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2010.23
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
church | hill | river
Associated Places:
Jedburgh Abbey | Scotland | United Kingdom
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:62740
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On his first visit to lowland Scotland in 1796, Thomas Girtin made a panoramic drawing of the village and abbey of Jedburgh. In 1800 he divided the original composition into two parts, creating a beautifully atmospheric watercolor of the village (National Galleries of Scotland) and this imposing view of the abbey. Girtin, an exact contemporary of J. M. W. Turner, was celebrated along with Turner for revolutionizing landscape painting in watercolor. His promising career was cut short by a fatal illness, probably asthma, in 1802.

Gallery label for A Decade of Gifts and Acquisitions (Yale Center for British Art, 2017-06-01 - 2017-08-13)

A Decade of Gifts and Acquisitions (Yale Center for British Art, 2017-06-01 - 2017-08-13) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Critique of Reason : Romantic Art, 1760–1860 (Yale University Art Gallery, 2015-03-06 - 2015-07-26) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

A Decade of Gifts and Acquisitions, New Haven, 2017, p. 4, V2724 (YCBA) [YCBA]


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