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The Eildon Hills, near Melrose: 1009

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Current Location: In storage


The Eildon Hills, near Melrose


Draughtsman: Girtin, Thomas




History note: Lord Buchan (probably); T.C. Girtin; G.W. Girtin; T. Girtin

Measurements and weight

Height: 483 mm
Width: 642 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1920) by Girtin, Thomas


Production date: AD 1800


This is an example of his finished watercolour style, made following a sketching tour to Northumberland, the Borders and the Lake District in 1796(?)

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Graphite and watercolour on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Girtin
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1800
  • Location: Lower left, following the above
  • Type: Date

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1009
Primary reference Number: 10761
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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