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Thomas Gainsborough
1727–1788

A study for ‘A Boy with a Cat – Morning’ in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Full screen

Medium
Pencil
Size
8 ⅞ × 6 1/16 inches · 225 × 154 mm
Collections
  • Thomas Woolner RA, (1825–92);
  • Woolner sale, Christie’s, May 21, 1895, lot 35, (purchased Shepherd);
  • Henry Joseph Pfungst, FSA (1844–1917);
  • Pfungst sale, Christie’s, June 15, 1917, lot 46;
  • Jacques Seligman & Co, New York, acquired at the above sale;
  • Alfred Ramage, acquired from the above in the mid-1920s;
  • Isabel Ramage Maddox, (1890–1936), daughter of the above;
  • Evelyn Maddox McConnell Pope, daughter of the above, to 2013.
Literature
  • John Hayes, ‘Gainsborough Drawings: A Supplement to the Catalogue Raisonné’, Master Drawings, vol. XXI, no. 4, Winter 1983, p. 982, cat. no. 982.

Private collection, UK