Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → The White House at Chelsea Thomas Girtin Date: 1800 Style: Romanticism Genre: landscape Media: watercolor, paper Location: Tate Modern, London, UK File Source: www.tate.org.uk Image dimension 750x425px, View all sizes This, Girtin's most celebrated work, was much admired by Turner. According to an anecdote, 'A dealer went one day to Turner, and after looking round at all his drawings in the room, had the audacity to say, 'I have a drawing out there in my hackney coach, finer than any of yours.' Turner bit his lip, looked first angry, then meditative. At length he broke silence: 'Then I tell you what it is. You have got Tom Girtin's White House at Chelsea''. The focus of the watercolour, the white house itself, is created by leaving the paper more or less unpainted. The windmill at the left was known as Red House Mill. Beyond it is the horizontal windmill at Battersea and towards the right Chelsea Parish Church. Thomas Girtin Famous works Lancaster Thomas Girtin · 1797 Tynemouth Priory from the Sea Thomas Girtin · 1797 Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland Thomas Girtin · 1799 Durham Cathedral and Bridge Thomas Girtin · 1799 Pont-y-Pair Thomas Girtin · 1799 Rhyddlan Castle and Bridge Thomas Girtin · 1799 The River Tweed near Kelso Thomas Girtin · 1800 The White House at Chelsea Thomas Girtin · 1800 Kirkstall Abbey, Yorkshire Thomas Girtin · 1801 La Rue St Denis Thomas Girtin · 1802 The Ruins of the Emperor Julian's Baths, Hôtel de Cluny, Paris Thomas Girtin · 1802 Near Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire Thomas Girtin · View all 41 artworks Related Artworks Dedham Church and Vale John Constable Caernarvon Castle J.M.W. Turner Warkworth Castle, Northumberland; Thunderstorm Approaching at Sunset J.M.W. Turner Dolbadern Castle J.M.W. Turner Buttermere Lake, a Shower J.M.W. Turner A Lane near Dedham John Constable Morning Amongst the Coniston Fells, Cumberland J.M.W. Turner Landscape in the Riesengebirge Caspar David Friedrich Norham Castle, Sunrise J.M.W. Turner Wooded Landscape John Constable Lake Lucerne J.M.W. Turner Bonneville, Savoy with Mont Blanc J.M.W. Turner Moonlight, A Study at Millbank J.M.W. Turner The Festival of the Opening of the Vintage, Macon J.M.W. Turner Glacier and Source of the Arveron, Going Up to the Mer de Glace J.M.W. Turner The Passage of the St. Gothard J.M.W. Turner Cross in the Mountains Caspar David Friedrich Sea beach with fisherman (The fisherman) Caspar David Friedrich Dolmen in snow Caspar David Friedrich Tree Tops and Sky, Guildford Castle J.M.W. Turner 1 Load more Advertisement.