The Cotman Collection | 97

Cotmania. Vol. V. 1929-30

Archive: SDK Sydney Decimus Kitson Archive
Reference Number: SDK/1/2/1/5
Page: 69 verso

  • Description

    Girtin's drawings in the British Museum

    Six items

    Date: 1929-30

  • Transcription

    Some of Girtin's drawings in B[ritish] M[useum]
    given by Chambers Hall.
    2. Near Beddgellert. (The Wooden bridge) W[ater]c[olour] on ribbed paper (the ribs vert[ica]l on wire paper, 1") looks like 1798. traces of Dayes influence.
    12. Morpeth Bridge. 'Girtin 1800' - (1st half?) on ribbed paper, no wires, ribs horiz[onta]l. 9 x 12⅞.
    Might almost be a Cotman.
    14 A Farm House - unfinished, c.1800. West Country, half timber. Very interesting. vert[ical] ribs. 11⅛ x 16⅛ - done on spot?
    The A. A. have a Girtin of cottages, same character.
    Carnarvon Castle. View across the harbour. 7¼ x 11⅝. Engraved in mezzo by S. W. Rey[nol]ds. Straw ribbed paper horiz[onta]l. Looks earlier than 1800, but might be.
    {Pencil sketch of the above by Kitson}
    * 7. Landscape with Hill & Cloud. (?Tan-y-Bwlch.) 6 x 9¼, ribbed & wired, 1⅛", (wires vert[ica]l) paper
    * 4 Hills & Stream. View across a river - watercolour official p.c. ribbed paper.

Girtin's drawings in the British Museum