Extensive Wooded Landscape with a Bridge over a Gorge, Distant Village and Hills

Provenance

Dr. Dibdin; L. W. Neeld (his sale, Christie’s, London, 13 July 1945, no. 106, sold to Agnew’s); [Thomas Agnew and Sons, Ltd., London, 1945–1949, sold to Bliss]; J. Howard Bliss (in 1949); [The Leicester Galleries, London, in 1949, sold to Spink]; [Spink & Son, Ltd., London, sold to Walton]; Sir William Walton; Lady Walton, his widow, sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., New York, 12 July 1984, no. 82, sold to Spink; [Spink & Son, Ltd., London, 1984–1986, sold to Manton, Jan. 1986]; Sir Edwin A. G. Manton, New York (1986–d. 2005); Manton Family Art Foundation (2005–2007, given to the Clark); Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2007.

Thomas Gainsborough

English, 1727–1788

Extensive Wooded Landscape with a Bridge over a Gorge, Distant Village and Hills

c. 1786

Black and white chalks with stumping on beige laid paper, fixed with skim milk and/or gum

Sheet: 10 3/16 x 13 11/16 in. (25.9 x 34.8 cm)


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

2007.8.75


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.