Lot 719


THOMAS GIRTIN (1775-1802), BRITISH
VIEW OF THE PANTHEON TAKEN FROM THE ARSENAL, 1802

Ink and sepia wash on paper laid down to card unsigned, titled erroneously "Banks of the Seine" (Seine scratched out) to gallery label verso backing, the backing variously inscribed in pencil by the collector

Sheet 6 x 17.3 in — 15.2 x 44 cm

Provenance:
Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, AB as "Banks of the Seine"
Private Collection, Burlington, ON

Exhibited:
This watercolour was exhibited by the Western Canada Art Circuit, with J. F. Baron Collection (Union Tractor Co., Calgary), September 1954 to April 1955, Cat. No. 90 as "Banks of the Seine"

Note:
This watercolour was published as a soft-ground etching and aquatint by Frederick Christian Lewis Snr. (1779-1856) on 10 January 1803 to be published in Thomas Girtin's, "A Selection of the Twenty Most Picturesque Views in Paris and its Environs", 1803, pl. 12

Estimate: $6,000—9,000


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