Borrowdale by Thomas Girtin

This view of Borrowdale was not done from life but on the basis of a Beaumont sketch.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour
Dimensions:
32 x 50 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £35,000; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1987
Vendor:
Sir Francis Beaumont

The drawing should be compared with two sketches by Sir George Beaumont, one dated 29 May 1798 and another inscribed Borrowdale, Wed Dec 26 Harrogate.

Provenance

Sir Francis Beaumont.

Venue details

Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum Town End, GRASMERE Cumbria LA22 9SH 01539 435 544 www.wordsworth.org.uk

Entry details

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