Landscape with a View over a Distant Plain


Richard Ford, London; William Esdaile, London (L. 2617; see inscription);* J. P. Heseltine, London (L. 1507); Knoedler, Paris (bought by Robert Sterling Clark, 1913).    

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

Thomas Gainsborough

English, 1727–1788

Landscape with a View over a Distant Plain

c. 1775

Brush and brown ink and oil on buff paper, varnished

Overall: 8 1/2 x 12 1/16 in. (21.6 x 30.7 cm)

Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark before 1955




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.