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Wooded Landscape with Cottage, Cows and Sheep

Artist:
Thomas Gainsborough (British, Sudbury 1727–1788 London)
Date:
ca. 1770
Medium:
Black chalk, pen and black ink, blue and brown washes, heightened with white gouache
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 13/16 × 12 5/8 in. (22.4 × 32 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Accession Number:
1972.118.291
Not on view
Gainsborough applied his monogram, seen here at lower rigtht, to several drawings made during his Bath period (1759–74) before giving them as gifts. A layer of varnish makes the image resemble an oil sketch.
Marking: Monogram TG (intertwined) stamped in gold at lower right of recto.
Walter C. Baker; Donor: Walter C. Baker
Hayes no. 335
John T. Hayes The Drawings of Thomas Gainsborough. Yale University Press, 2 vols., New Haven, 1971, cat. no. 335, p. 186.



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