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The Construction of Southill, Bedfordshire

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1797 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gilpin, Sawrey, born 1733 - died 1807 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour

  • Museum number:

    340-1872

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 145

Physical description

Watercolour entitled 'The Construction of Southill, Bedfordshire'. Signed in ink with initials and dated. Inscribed in ink with title.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

1797 (made)

Artist/maker

Gilpin, Sawrey, born 1733 - died 1807 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour

Dimensions

Height: 17.25 in, Width: 23 in

Object history note

An oil painting at Southill by George Garrard (1760-1826) which is dated 1803 shows the rebuilding of the house in progress in 1797, and closely resembles this watercolour in all essential details.

Descriptive line

Watercolour by Sawrey Gilpin entitled 'The Construction of Southill, Bedfordshire'. Great Britain, 1797.

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Drawing; Painting

Subjects depicted

Construction

Categories

Paintings; Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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