Landscape with Figures, Herdsman and Cattle at a Pool, and Distant Church

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 8389 and P8416, sold to Manton, May 1991]; Sir Edwin A. G. Manton, New York (1991–d. 2005); Manton Family Art Foundation (2005–2007, given to the Clark); Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2007.

Thomas Gainsborough

English, 1727–1788

Landscape with Figures, Herdsman and Cattle at a Pool, and Distant Church

mid to late 1780s

Watercolor and gouache with lead white on beige laid paper, fixed with gum, varnished with mastic

Sheet: 8 11/16 x 12 1/16 in. (22.1 x 30.7 cm)


Gift of the Manton Art Foundation in memory of Sir Edwin and Lady Manton, 2007

2007.8.76


OFF VIEW

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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