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A forest road

Gainsborough, Thomas (painter)


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Title/s

A forest road

Maker/s

Gainsborough, Thomas (painter) [ULAN info: British artist, 1727-1788]

Category

painting

Name

painting

School/Style

British

Technique Description

oil on canvas

Dimensions

height: 62.8 cm
width: 75.5 cm

Date

circa 1750

Provenance

given: The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum 1933 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

With Edward Noyes, Chester; coll. Edmund Peel (1826-1903); his son Major Hugh E.E. Peel (1871-1950); anon. sale (= Major Peel), Christie's, 28 July 1933 (49), bt. for the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Inscriptions/Marks


  1. Position: verso, canvas
    Method: white chalk
    Content: 60
  2. stencil
    Position: verso, stretcher
    Method:
    Content: 44 9 FR (Christie's)

  3. Position: verso, stretcher
    Method: white chalk
    Content: July 28 33

  4. Position: verso, stretcher
    Method: white chalk
    Content: 49

  5. Position: verso, stretcher
    Method: graphite
    Content: E. Peel Esq.
  6. label
    Position: verso, stretcher
    Method: MS, ink
    Content: 25129
  7. label
    Position: verso, stretcher
    Method: MS, ink
    Content: 2 pictures / Marvell [?]
  8. label
    Position: verso, stretcher
    Method: MS, ink
    Content: Gainsborough A forest / scene with figures & Cattle / A genuine production of this admirable Master / No 6
  9. label
    Position: verso, stretcher
    Method: MS, ink
    Content: Morull (this is a signature and is not accurately transcribed)

  10. Position: verso, stretcher
    Method: graphite
    Content: 7

  11. Position: verso, stretcher
    Method: graphite
    Content: 2
  12. label
    Position: verso, frame
    Method: printed
    Content: Edward Noyes (trade label), / 26 Bridge......Row Che......

Documentation

  1. (1934) Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Twenty-fifth Annual Report, 1933, Cambridge (Cambs.)
    [comments: reproduced]
  2. Waterhouse, Ellis (1958) Gainsborough, [page: 110]
    [comments: no. 860]
  3. Goodison, J.W. (1977) Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Vol. III, British School, Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press [page: 83]
  4. Hayes, J. (1982) The Landscape paintings of Thomas Gainsborough, Vol. II, [page: 325]
    [comments: no. 42, reproduced, dated c. 1753-4]

Accession Number

1654 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 3253; Input Date: 2000-03-24 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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