Thomas Girtin (British, 1775-1802) View of Rome with a rider on a track near the Colosseum
Lot 4
Thomas Girtin
(British, 1775-1802)
View of Rome with a rider on a track near the Colosseum
Sold for £4,750 (US$ 7,979) inc. premium
Lot Details
Thomas Girtin (British, 1775-1802)
View of Rome with a rider on a track near the Colosseum
watercolour
15.9 x 24.3cm (6 1/4 x 9 9/16in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    with Thos. Agnew & Sons Ltd., London
    Private collection, The Netherlands

    This watercolour, like many by Thomas Girtin and Joseph Mallord William Turner RA (1775-1851) that were executed during the 1790s in Dr Munro's School, relates to a drawing by John Robert Cozens (1752-1799). The only significant difference between the current lot and the Cozens drawing is the addition of a figure on horseback disappearing down the track towards Rome, (see The Art of Alexander and John Robert Cozens, Yale, 1980, no. 98 from the Beaumont Album, ill. plate 40).
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