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Thomas Gainsborough
1727–1788

A wooded landscape with a herdsman reclining near a weir

Full screen

Medium
Oil on canvas
Size
30 ½ × 37 inches · 775 × 940 mm
Collections
  • Probably the painting with Panton Betew in 1764;
  • Gooden and Fox c.1939;
  • Arthur Churchman, Baron Woodbridge of Ipswich (1867-1949);
  • The Hon Mrs Burnett, his daughter; 
  • and by descent.
Exhibitions
  • Glasgow, Burrell Collection, In the Public Eye, Great Works of Art from Scotland and the Borders,  2000 - 2001, no.30;
  • On loan to Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury, 2001-2009.
Literature
  • Ellis Waterhouse, Gainsborough, 1958, p.108, no.839;
  • Basil Taylor, Painting in England 1700-1850, catalogue of the Collection of Mrs and Mrs Paul Mellon exhibited at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1963, p.52;
  • John Hayes, The Landscape Paintings of Thomas Gainsborough, 1982, vol.II, p.366;
  • To be included by Hugh Belsey in any supplement to The Landscape Paintings of Thomas Gainsborough.

Private collection, USA