Study of Mallows


Charles Fairfax Murray; Henry S. Reitlinger (his sale, Sotheby’s, London, 27 Jan. 1954, no. 147, sold to Squire Gallery); [Squire Gallery, sold to Torbock by 1962]; H. Cornish Torbock (by 1962–1994, his sale, Sotheby’s, London, 14 Apr. 1994, no. 63, sold to Spink); [Spink & Son, Ltd., London, 1994–1995, sold to Manton, Sept. 1995]; Sir Edwin A. G. Manton, New York (1995–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 Mallows

mid- to late 1750s

Graphite with stumping on white laid paper, with gum fixative

Sheet: 7 5/8 x 6 1/8 in. (19.3 x 15.5 cm)

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




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