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PROPERTY FROM A UK PRIVATE COLLECTION

Thomas Gainsborough, R.A.
WOODED LANDSCAPE WITH PEASANTS RESTING, AND A DISTANT COTTAGE
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 35,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
208

PROPERTY FROM A UK PRIVATE COLLECTION

Thomas Gainsborough, R.A.
WOODED LANDSCAPE WITH PEASANTS RESTING, AND A DISTANT COTTAGE
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 35,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Thomas Gainsborough, R.A.
SUDBURY 1727-1788 LONDON
WOODED LANDSCAPE WITH PEASANTS RESTING, AND A DISTANT COTTAGE

Provenance

Joshua Kirby (1716–74);
The Rev. Henry Scott Trimmer;
His posthumous sale, London, Christie's, 17 March 1860, lot 51, for £15–4s–6d. to Rutley;
G.A.F. Cavendish Bentinck, M.P. (1821–91);
His posthumous sale, London, Christie's, 8–18 July 1891, 4th day, lot 549, for £52–10s–6d. to Gooden;
Thence by inheritance to the present owner.

Exhibited

London, Royal Academy, Winter Exhibition, 1890, no. 4.

Catalogue Note

Another version of this composition is recorded in John Hayes' catalogue raisonné of the artist's work, and dated circa 1748–50.1 We are grateful to Hugh Belsey, who supports the attribution to Gainsborough following first-hand inspection, and notes that it was not unusual for the artist to produce multiple versions of his compositions early in his career. The upper right sky, lower right landscape, and the seated figure leaning backwards towards the viewer are especially typical of the artist's technique from this period. 

1 J. Hayes, The Landscape Paintings of Thomas Gainsborough, 1982, vol. II, pp. 355–56, cat. no. 27, reproduced p. 356, fig. 27.

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