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Title:

Mrs John Kirby

Maker:

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

Category:

painting

Name:

painting

Date:

after 1748
Uncertain dates

Technique:

painting (image-making)

Material(s):

oil paint; medium
canvas; support

Technique
Description:

oil on canvas

Dimension(s):

height, 75.2, cm
width, 62.7, cm
weight, 6.5, kg

Acquisition:

given; 1908; Fairfax Murray, Charles

Provenance:

Rev. Kirby Trimmer (d. 1887); anon. sale, Christie's (=W. Forster, executor of the Rev. Kirby Trimmer), 12 May 1888 (61, with no. 644), bt. Murray

Inscription:

label; verso; MS; there are two labels, giving her name, one of them possibly written by the Rev. Kirby Trimmer

Exhibition(s):

Documentation:

, The Fitzwilliam Museum1929. The Principal Pictures in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (1929).London?: p. 67
reproduced

, The Fitzwilliam Museum1912. The Principal Pictures in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.London?: p. 56
reproduced

Goodison, J. W.. 1977. Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Vol. III, British School.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 79

Waterhouse, Ellis. 1958. Gainsborough.
no. 417, pl. 2

Millar, Oliver. 1949. Thomas Gainsborough.p. 12
reproduced (colour)

Goodison, J. W.. 1967. [Unknown; Illustrated London News; 1960].London:
Source Title: Illustrated London News II (1960)
p. 64
reproduced, detail of head only

Related Object:

644; John Kirby

Accession:

Object Number: 645
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 3238; input: 2000-03-23; modified: 2019-04-25)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/3238





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