Varnished gouache, over black and red chalks, on cream laid paper, laid down on canvas, stretched on a wooden stretcher and varnished again
43.5 × 55.9 cm (17 3/16 × 22 1/16 in.)
Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection
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Mary Woodall, Gainsborough’s Landscape Drawings (London, 1939), p. 126, cat. 282.
John Hayes, The Drawings of Thomas Gainsborough (London, 1971), p. 189, cat. 347, pl. 286.
John Hayes, The Landscape Paintings of Thomas Gainsborough, vol. 2 (Ithaca, NY, 1982), pp. 444 and 445, fig. 100a.
Jonathan P. Derow, “Gainsborough’s Varnished Watercolor Technique,” Master Drawings, 26:3 (Autumn 1988), pp. 269, 271 nos. 26, 49.
Suzanne Folds McCullagh (ed.), Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master Through Modern, The Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection, exh. cat. (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2006), pp. 70-71, cat. 42 (ill.).
London, Royal Academy, 1772, cat. 99.
London, Leicester Galleries, “Selected Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture from the Collection of the Late Sir Michael Sadler,” Jan.–Feb., 1944, p. 12, cat. 64.
London, Royal Academy, “Masters of the British Water-Colour—The J. Leslie Wright Collection,” Oct.-Nov. 1949, cat. 79.
London, Arts Council of Great Britain, “The Romantic Movement,” July-Sept. 1959, cat. 698.
London, Arts Council of Great Britain, “Gainsborough Drawings,” 1960–61, cat. 24, pl. IV.
Art Institute of Chicago, “Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master Through Modern, The Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection,” June 3–July 30, 2006, pp. 70-71, cat. 42 (ill.).
Sir Michael Ernest Sadler (1861-1943), Oxford by 1939 [Woodall 1939]. Sold by the Fine Art Society to J. Leslie Wright (1862–1954), 1948 [Hayes 1971]; bequeathed to the Birmingham City Art Gallery with life-interest to his daughter, Mrs. Dorian A. Williamson, 1953 [Hayes 1971]; Mrs. Dorian A. Williamson, until at least 1971 [Hayes 1971]. Sold, Sotheby’s, London, Nov. 24, 1977, lot 112, to Thomas Agnew and Sons, London; sold to Dorothy Braude Edinburg, Brookline, MA. Jan. 1978 [invoice]; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2012.
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