The present drawing has an interesting provenance. It belonged to Dr Thomas Monro, who knew J.R. Cozens and J.M.W. Turner and was an important figure in the London art world. In 1833, it was acquired from his sale by William Esdaile, a banker who formed one of the greatest collections of Gainsborough drawings of the next generation. After Esdaile's death in 1838, the work disappeared into a private collection, only for it to resurface in a small auction house in Cornwall in 1992.
1. J. Hayes, The Drawings of Thomas Gainsborough, London, 1970, p. 265, no. 683
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