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Wooded Landscape with Figures and Winding Track Leading to a Cottage

Thomas Gainsborough

English, 1727–1788

Wooded Landscape with Figures and Winding Track Leading to a Cottage

mid- to late 1780s

Medium Watercolor and gouache with lead white on beige laid paper, fixed with gum and skim milk (?), varnished with mastic
Dimensions 8 11/16 x 14 9/16 in. (22.1 x 37 cm)
Object Number 2007.8.78
Acquisition Gift of the Manton Art Foundation in memory of Sir Edwin and Lady Manton, 2007
Status Off View

Image Caption

Thomas Gainsborough, Wooded Landscape with Figures and Winding Track Leading to a Cottage, mid- to late 1780s, Watercolor and gouache with lead white on beige laid paper, fixed with gum and skim milk (?), varnished with mastic. Gift of the Manton Art Foundation in memory of Sir Edwin and Lady Manton, 2007. The Clark Art Institute, 2007.8.78.

Bibliography

Clarke, Jay, ed. Landscape, Innovation, and Nostalgia: The Manton Collection of British Art. Williamstown, MA: The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2012.

Provenance

Fitzwilliams of Wiganthorpe; Miss Elsie Fitzwilliam, by descent, sold to Worsley, 1956; Sir William Worsley (in 1956, given to Kent); Katharine Lucy Mary Worsley, later Duchess of Kent, his daughter; [Spink & Son, Ltd., London, no. K3 10334, sold to Manton, July 1992]; Sir Edwin A. G. Manton, New York (1992–d. 2005); Manton Family Art Foundation (2005–2007, given to the Clark); Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2007.

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