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Wooded Landscape with Herdsmen and Cows

Artist:
Thomas Gainsborough (British, Sudbury 1727–1788 London)
Publisher:
Republished by John & Josiah Boydell (British, 1786–1804)
Date:
August 1, 1797
Medium:
Aquatint with soft-ground etching, printed in gray ink; third state of three
Dimensions:
sheet: 10 7/8 x 13 9/16 in. (27.6 x 34.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.50.105
Not on view
Inscription: Lower left in plate: "Designed & engraved by Thos. Gainsborough"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 28, 2003–July 27, 2003.

Hayes 19 (Boydell reissue); Woodall 4
Max J. Friedländer "Gainsborough als Radierer." Kunst und Künstler. vol. 14, September 1915, first state repr. p. 17.

Ernest S. Lumsden The Art of Etching. London, 1925, 48A.

Walter Shaw Sparrow A Book of British Etching from Francis Barlow to Francis Seymour Haden. London, 1926, pp. 124-5.

Jan Poortenaar Etskunst Techniek en Geschiedenis. Amsterdam, 1930, pl. 25, pp. 111, 159.

Mary Woodall Gainsborough's Landscape Drawings. London, 1939, cat. no. 4.

John T. Hayes Gainsborough as Printmaker. 1971, Republished by J. & J. Boydell, 1 August 1797 (no. 10 in a series of 12)., cat. no. 19, pp. 24-7, 100-1, ill.

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