- Also known as
primary name: Girtin, Thomas
- individual; painter/draughtsman; printmaker; British; Male
- Life dates
- 2, St Martin's le Grand 1794-96
35, Drury Lane 1797
25, Henrietta Street 1798
6 Long Acre 1799
56 Drury Lane 1800
11 Scott's Place, Islington 1800 (address given in RA catalogue)
St. George's Row, Hyde Park 1801
- The watercolourist. Fellow-pupil and friend of J.M.W.Turner at the academy of Dr Monro. Visited Paris 1801-2. Exhibited panorama of London (the Eidometropolis) in 1802. Engraved his own work, also an aquatinter and print colourer for J R Smith. Brother of John (q.v.); also made prints.
The family papers of the Girtin family bequeathed to the BM by Tom Girtin (q.v.) in 1996 are in the P&D Library, Pressmark CE, with a full calendar and index of the papers.
- ODNB; LBTI
Thomas Girtin & David Loshak, 'The art of Thomas Girtin', with a catalogue and 109 illustrations. 1954
Greg Smith,' Thomas Girtin : the art of watercolour', with contributions by Peter Bower, Anne Lyles, Susan Morris, exh. cat. Tate Britain, 2002
Greg Smith, 'Girtin v Girtin: New information on a panorma of London and his Picturesque views in Paris' in the British Art Journal, 18, no.3 (Winter 2017/18), 28-47, which supplements and corrects the earlier account in Greg Smith, Tate, 2002, pp. 189-205.
Greg Smith,' A 'connoisseur's panorama' : Thomas Girtin's Eidometropolis and other London views, c. 1796-1802', edited by Sheila O'Connell. 2018