Wooded Upland Landscape

Artist: Thomas Gainsborough (British, Sudbury 1727–1788 London)

Date: probably 1783

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 47 3/8 x 58 1/8 in. (120.3 x 147.6 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Gift of George A. Hearn, 1906

Accession Number: 06.1279


Gainsborough was a born draftsman and in his early years made many drawings after nature, but he was uninterested in the English tradition of topographical painting. This idyllic imaginary landscape and the chalk sketch on which it is based were probably composed in the artist's London studio in 1783.