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Thomas Gainsborough
1727–1788

An open landscape with resting drovers

Full screen

Medium
Thinned oil paint and watercolour with white lead on paper prepared with a red ground, varnished
Size
15 ¾ × 20 ¼ inches · 400 × 514 mm
Notes
Painted early 1770s
Collections
  • Private collection, 1980;
  • Phillips, 11th November 1980, lot 61;
  • Private collection, London, acquired at the above sale, to 1998;
  • Private collection, USA, 2014.  
Exhibitions
  • London, Anthony Dallas & Son Ltd, 1983, no.1 (on loan);
  • London, Spink-Leger, Master Drawings 17th to 20th Century, 1998, no. 15.
Literature
  • John Hayes, ‘Gainsborough Drawings: A Supplement to the Catalogue Raisonné’, Master Drawings, vol. XXI, no. 4, 1983, no. 924;
  • Hugh Belsey, ‘A Second Supplement to John Hayes’s The Drawings of Thomas Gainsborough’, Master Drawings, vol. XLVI, no. 4, 2008, no.924.

Private collection, UK