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Herdsman and Cattle

Thomas Gainsborough

English, 1727–1788

Herdsman and Cattle

1770–80

Medium Brown chalk, watercolor, with touches of oil paint on buff paper, varnished
Dimensions 8 7/8 x 12 3/16 in. (22.5 x 31 cm)
Object Number 1955.1971
Acquisition Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark before 1955
Status Off View

Image Caption

Thomas Gainsborough, Herdsman and Cattle, 1770–80, Brown chalk, watercolor, with touches of oil paint on buff paper, varnished. The Clark Art Institute, 1955.1971.

Bibliography

Haverkamp-Begemann, Egbert, Standish D. Lawder, and Charles W. Talbot, Jr. Drawings from the Clark Art Institute: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Robert Sterling Clark Collection of European and American Drawings, Sixteenth Through Nineteenth Centuries, at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. 2 volumes. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1964.

Provenance

Richard Ford, London; William Esdaile, London (L. 2617; see inscription);* J. Heywood Hawkins, London (according to sales catalogue Pfungst collection); Henry J. Pfungst, London (sale London, Christie's, June 15, 1917, no. 6); Colnaghi, London (bought by Robert Sterling Clark, 1918).    

*"L." refers to F. Lugt, Les Marques de collections de dessins et d'estampes, Amsterdam, 1921 and Supplément, The Hague, 1956.

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