Wooded Landscape with Figures and Cows at a Watering Place (The Watering Place)

Thomas Gainsborough (British, Sudbury 1727–1788 London)
Republished by John & Josiah Boydell (British, 1786–1804)
August 1, 1797
Soft-ground etching with aquatint; second state of two
sheet: 11 x 13 3/4 in. (27.9 x 34.9 cm)
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
Not on view
Hayes 7 (Boydell reissue); Woodall 5
George Williams Fulcher Life of Thomas Gainsborough. Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 2nd edition. 1856, p. 28, note.

Arthur M. Hind "Notes on the History of Soft-Ground Etching and Aquatint." in The Print Collector's Quarterly. vol. 8, December 1921, p. 382, ill.

Walter Shaw Sparrow A Book of British Etching from Francis Barlow to Francis Seymour Haden. London, 1926, p. 196.

Mary Woodall Gainsborough's Landscape Drawings. London, 1939, cat. no. 5.

John T. Hayes Gainsborough as Printmaker. 1971, Republished by J. & J. Boydell, 1 August 1797 (no. 6 in a series of 12)., cat. no. 7, pp. 24-7, 56-7, ill.