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Title:

A forest road

Maker:

Gainsborough, Thomas; painter; British artist, 1727-1788

Category:

painting

Name:

painting

Date:

circa 1750
A landscape drawing with much similarity of composition, in 1969 with Sabin Galleries, London, has been dated to the early 1750's.

School/Style:

British

Technique:

painting (image-making)

Material(s):

oil paint; medium
canvas; support

Technique
Description:

oil on canvas

Dimension(s):

height, 62.8, cm
width, 75.5, cm

Acquisition:

given; 1933; The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Provenance:

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

Inscription(s):

; verso, canvas; white chalk; 60
stencil; verso, stretcher; 44 9 FR (Christie's)
; verso, stretcher; white chalk; July 28 33
; verso, stretcher; white chalk; 49
; verso, stretcher; graphite; E. Peel Esq.
label; verso, stretcher; MS, ink; 25129
label; verso, stretcher; MS, ink; 2 pictures / Marvell [?]
label; verso, stretcher; MS, ink; Gainsborough A forest / scene with figures & Cattle / A genuine production of this admirable Master / No 6
label; verso, stretcher; MS, ink; Morull (this is a signature and is not accurately transcribed)
; verso, stretcher; graphite; 7
; verso, stretcher; graphite; 2
label; verso, frame; printed; Edward Noyes (trade label), / 26 Bridge......Row Che......
; verso, frame; white chalk; SF
; verso, frame; white chalk; frame to ..... [two illegible words]
; verso, frame; white chalk; 28
; verso, frame; graphite; No 1

Documentation:

Goodison, J.W.. 1977. Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Vol. III, British School.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 83

Waterhouse, Ellis. 1958. Gainsborough.p. 110
no. 860

, The Fitzwilliam Museum1934. Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Twenty-fifth Annual Report, 1933.Cambridge (Cambs.):
reproduced

Hayes, J.. 1982. The Landscape paintings of Thomas Gainsborough, Vol. II.p. 325
no. 42, reproduced, dated c. 1753-4

Accession:

Object Number: 1654
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 3253; input: 2000-03-24; modified: 2011-03-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/3253





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