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Study of a House and Shed in a Wooded Valley

Thomas Gainsborough

English, 1727–1788

Study of a House and Shed in a Wooded Valley

c. 1783

Medium Graphite on beige laid paper, fixed with gum
Dimensions Sheet: 5 9/16 x 7 7/16 in. (14.1 x 18.9 cm)
Object Number 2007.8.73
Acquisition Gift of the Manton Art Foundation in memory of Sir Edwin and Lady Manton, 2007
Status Off View

Image Caption

Thomas Gainsborough, Study of a House and Shed in a Wooded Valley, c. 1783, Graphite on beige laid paper, fixed with gum. Gift of the Manton Art Foundation in memory of Sir Edwin and Lady Manton, 2007. The Clark Art Institute, 2007.8.73.

Bibliography

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

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.

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