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Edinburgh, the Castle rock: 1187

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Current Location: In storage


Edinburgh, the Castle rock


Draughtsman: Girtin, Thomas




History note: T. Girtin, Pembroke College, the aritst's great grandson, from whom bought; J. Moore and Miss Miller

Measurements and weight

Height: 168 mm
Width: 218 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1927-03) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

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Support composed of paper ( laid down on card)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour over graphite outline on paper laid down on card with a washed mount

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Girtin
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Nottingham Castle -- not at all -- it's Edinburgh Castle -- j.c.s.
  • Location: Old mount, verso

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1187
Primary reference Number: 10762
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 21 October 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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