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Thomas Girtin (1775-1802), Watercolour painter

Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist associated with 1 portrait
Girtin was one of the most original of all English watercolourists. He was a friend, rival and later an inspiration to Turner, with whom he worked closely. Taking extensive tours around Britain, he developed a romantic style of watercolour painting notable for its breadth, its marvellous effects of light and dark, and its mysterious atmosphere. He died young at the age of twenty-seven, shortly after completing his most ambitious and spectacular work, the Eidometropolis, a 360-degree panorama of London measuring over 100ft.

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Antoine de Jussieu with 'View of the Thuilleries at Paris'

by William Evans, published by Robert John Thornton, after Charles Thevenin, and after Thomas Girtin
stipple engraving and etching, published 1 March 1803
NPG D34339