British Art: The Jubilee Auction

British Art: The Jubilee Auction

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Property from a Private Collection, England

Thomas Gainsborough, R.A.

A wooded landscape in Suffolk

Auction Closed

June 29, 08:07 PM GMT


150,000 - 250,000 GBP

Lot Details


The Property from a Private Collection, England

Thomas Gainsborough, R.A.

Sudbury 1727 - 1788 London

A wooded landscape in Suffolk

oil on canvas

unframed: 30.5 x 35 cm.; 12 x 13¾ in.

framed: 44.5 x 48.6 cm.; 17¾ x 19¼ in.







不連框:30.5 x 35 公分;12 x 13¾ 英寸

連框:44.5 x 48.6 公分;17¾ x 19¼ 英寸

Please note this frame is displayed in a loan frame from Arnold Wiggins and Sons. Should you wish to purchase it please contact a member of the Old Master Paintings department.
Probably William Beckford (1759–1844), Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire;

By descent to his daughter Susan, wife of Alexander, 10th Duke of Hamilton (1767–1852);

Thence by descent until sold, Hamilton Palace sale, London, Christie’s, 8 July 1882, lot 1104, to Agnews for 168 pounds;

Robert Windsor-Clive, later 1st Earl of Plymouth (1857–1923), by 1888;

Thence by descent to his grandson, Hon. Rowland Windsor-Clive (1938–1965);

By whom sold, London, Christie’s, 25 March 1966, lot 79;

Where by purchased by Leggatt and Colnaghi for 18,000 gns.;

With Agnews in 1966;

From whom presumably purchased by Irene, Countess of Plymouth (1902–1989) at an unknown date;

Anonymous sale, London, Christie’s, 22 April 1983, lot 33, where acquired by the father of the present owner for £65,000.

Possibly 1852/1853 Hamilton Palace Inventory, Hamilton Archive, Lennoxlove, Volume 1228, p .156 (as ‘Landscape [by] Gainsborough’– hanging in the Old Dining Room on the ground floor);

Possibly 1876 Hamilton Palace Inventory, Hamilton Town House Library, Hamilton Ms., p. 246 (as ‘A Landscape [by] T. Gainsborough – hanging in the Old Dining Room);

Sir W. Armstrong, Gainsborough, London 1898, p. 208;

Sir W. Armstrong, Gainsborough, London 1904, p. 290;

K. Waterhouse, Gainsborough, London 1958, p. 111, no. 881;

M. Woodall, ‘Gainsborough Landscapes at Nottingham University’, in The Burlington Magazine, December 1962, p. 562;

J. Hayes, The Landscape Paintings of Thomas Gainsborough, London 1982, vol. I, p. 72, reproduced pl. 88, vol. II, pp. 360–61, no. 31, reproduced.

London, Royal Academy, Exhibition of Works of The Old Masters, January–March 1894, no. 5;

London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Illustrating Georgian England, March–May 1906, no. 9;

Worcester, Victoria Institute, County Art Treasures, May–July 1937, no. 103;

Birmingham, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Treasures from Midland Homes, November–December 1938, no. 131;

Bath, Victoria Art Gallery, Paintings and Drawings by Thomas Gainsborough, May–June 1951, no. 37;

Nottingham, Nottingham University Art Gallery, Landscapes by Thomas Gainsborough, November 1962, no. 7;

London, Thomas Agnew & Sons., Realism and Romance in English Painting, November–December 1966, no. 26;

On long term loan to the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, since 1982.