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Thomas Girtin

Person  Male  Born 18/2/1775  Died 9/11/1802

Categories: Art

Water-colour painter. Born Great Bandy Leg Walk, Southwark but brought up in the City. Worked alongside Turner as a copyist 1794 to 1797. Toured Britain painting local views. 1802 Girtin painted the 'Eidometropolis', a circular panorama of London, 18 ft high and 108 ft in circumference which was well received but has not survived. Died in his studio in the The Strand, only 27.

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