Carwitham (1701/2-1745), Thomas
Tobias and the Angel. Pen, brush and ink. c.1713. Inscribed verso: 'Tobit ch. ye 6th, Ver ye 2'. Provenance: probably Thomas Osborne (1704-67); [...] Iolo Williams; Leonard Duke (his sale, Sotheby's 16th July 1970, lot 25); Colnaghi, Feb-Mar 1971, no.3; Stephen Somerville; Andrew Clayton-Payne. Literature: Richard Stephens, Thomas Carwitham (1701/2-45): His Life and Works with a Checklist of Drawings, Master Drawings, Vol. LXI No.4, 2023 (forthcoming). This drawing appears in the checklist as No.16 5.75x7.5 inches. Framed: 12.5x14 inches.

Richard Stephens has generously given us sight of his forthcoming article on Carwitham (see above) from which the information in this entry comes. The article is a fascinating account of an artist about whom very little was previously known. So, we encourage anyone interested to read it. Carwitham was probably a pupil of Thornhill, to whom his style of drawing most closely relates. Two other drawings for the Book of Tobit by him are known.

This work appears in the Exhibition: BRITISH WORKS ON PAPER 2024