2018年2月18日 星期日

Thomas Girtin ( 1775 – 1802)

Thomas Girtin - Wikipedia

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Thomas Girtin (18 February 1775 – 9 November 1802) was an English painter and etcher. A friend and rival of J. M. W. Turner, Girtin played a key role in establishing watercolour as a reputable art form. Contents. [hide]. 1 Biography. 1.1 Exhibitions and retrospectives. 2 Gallery; 3 External links; 4 References. Biography[edit].
Biography · ‎Gallery


British Museum
This atmospheric watercolour depicts Lanercost Priory in Cumbria, northwest England, and was painted by Thomas Girtin, born #onthisdayin 1775. Girtin went on painting tours of the north of the country, recording the landscapes and rural scenes he encountered, including many ruins of priories and abbeys. This picture was made when Girtin was just 18, perhaps copied from an illustration. Lanercost priory was destroyed during King Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries in 1538, along with hundreds of other ecclesiastic buildings in England.