Details: This poster is of The Durham Cathedral and Bridge, by Thomas Girtin. It shows a stone bridge over a river. On the hill above the bridge is the Durham Cathedral.
Thomas Girtin (18 February 1775 - 9 November 1802), was an English painter and etcher, who played a key role in establishing watercolour as a reputable art form. Girtin learned drawing as a boy, and was apprenticed to Edward Dayes (1763-1804), a topographical watercolourist. Girtin exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1794. His architectural and topographical sketches and drawings soon established his reputation, his use of watercolour for landscapes being such as to give him the credit of having created Romantic watercolour painting. Girtin's early landscapes are akin to 18th-century topographical sketches, but in later years he developed a bolder, more spacious, Romantic style, which had a lasting influence on English painting.
This poster is usually printed with a thin white edge border.