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A River Valley and Distant Hill Seen through Trees

Thomas Girtin

English, 1775–1802

A River Valley and Distant Hill Seen through Trees

c. 1800

Medium watercolor with pen and brown ink over graphite on cream laid paper
Dimensions Sheet: 8 7/8 × 6 5/8 in. (22.5 × 16.8 cm) Mat: 18 × 14 in. (45.7 × 35.6 cm)
Object Number 2007.8.86
Acquisition Gift of the Manton Art Foundation in memory of Sir Edwin and Lady Manton, 2007
Status On View

Image Caption

Thomas Girtin, A River Valley and Distant Hill Seen through Trees, c. 1800, watercolor with pen and brown ink over graphite on cream laid paper. Clark Art Institute, gift of the Manton Art Foundation in memory of Sir Edwin and Lady Manton, 2007.8.86

Select Bibliography

Wilton, Andrew. Turner, Girtin and Bonington: A New York Private Collection, Paintings, Watercolours, and Drawings. New York: Privately Published, 2001. Clarke, Jay, ed. Landscape, Innovation, and Nostalgia: The Manton Collection of British Art. Williamstown, MA: The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2012.

Provenance

C. E. Hughes; by descent until sold to Deborah Gage (Works of Art), Ltd., London, as agent for Manton, Aug. 1998; Sir Edwin A. G. Manton, New York (1998–d. 2005); Manton Family Art Foundation (2005–2007, given to the Clark); Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2007.

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