Arthur K. Hay; by descent to Joseph B. Hay his executor's sale, Stamford, Bateman’s, 7 October 2017, lot 614
To be included in G. Smith's forecoming publication: Thomas Girtin (1775-1802): An Online Catalogue, Archive and Introduction to the Artist
This recently rediscovered drawing dates to circa 1793-1794 and shows figures and their pony resting on the edge of woodland. In the foreground, rapidly drawn pigs bask in the sun. We are grateful to Gregory Smith for his help when cataloguing this work.
This work is well preserved, however the lower right hand corner of the sheet has been reconstructed and most of Girtin's signiture has been lost.
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