A View near the Coast by Thomas Gainsborough

This picture was probably painted when the artist was living in Foundation Street, Ipswich.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
76 x 101 cm
Art Fund grant:
£250 ( Total: £798)
Acquired in:
1941
Vendor:
Christie's

On the right is a grove of trees with a cottage and church tower, and in the centre a group of peasants with cows and ponies. On the left a rough road descends to lower ground by the shore with its sweep of the coastline. A cart and sleeping figure of a man are shown beside the road.

Provenance

Collection of F V Stopford

Venue details

Christchurch Mansion Christchurch Park, Soane Street, IPSWICH Suffolk IP4 2BE 01473 433 554 www.cimuseums.org.uk/Christchurch-Mansion

Entry details

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