FOLLOWER OF THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH, R.A. | AN OPEN LANDSCAPE WITH RESTING DROVERS
FOLLOWER OF THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH, R.A.
AN OPEN LANDSCAPE WITH RESTING DROVERS
Oil on laid paper, laid onto canvas
390 by 540 mm; 15⅜ by 21¼ in
The work is executed in oil on paper which has subsequently been laid down onto a stretchered canvas. The painting itself remains in extremely fine condition throughout with only some very minor abrasions visible to the extremities of the sheet. Sold in an elaborate carved and decorated giltwood frame.
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his sale, London, Sotheby’s, 21 March 2001, lot 56 (as Thomas Gainsborough),
where acquired by the present owner
H. Belsey, 'A Second Supplement to John Hayes’s, "The Drawings of Thomas Gainsborough"', Master Drawings, vol. XLVI, Winter 2008, no. 924
On loan to the Holburne Museum of Art, Bath, 1990 - circa 2002