Study of a House and Shed in a Wooded Valley

Provenance

Possibly, sale, Christie’s, 11 May 1799, no. 82, 84, or 88, sold to Hibbert; George Hibbert (in 1799); Princess Adelgunde Marie Auguste Therese von Hohenzollern, given to von Werner; given to Anna von Werner, her lady-in-waiting (in 1943); sale, Christie’s, London, 8 Apr. 1997, lot 3, sold to Ackermann & Johnson, as agent for Manton; Sir Edwin A. G. Manton, New York (1997–d. 2005); Manton Family Art Foundation (2005– 2007, given to the Clark); Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2007.

Thomas Gainsborough

English, 1727–1788

Study of a House and Shed in a Wooded Valley

c. 1783

Graphite on beige laid paper, fixed with gum

Sheet: 5 9/16 x 7 7/16 in. (14.1 x 18.9 cm)


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

2007.8.73


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.