One of Gainsborough's so-called 'fancy pictures'.
A Peasant Girl gathering Faggots in a Wood by Thomas Gainsborough, 1782
© Manchester Art Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 169 x 123 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £12,500 ( Total: £170,000)
- Acquired in:
A late work showing main influence of Murillo. Appealed to the new taste for unsophisticated natural beauty, This piece not exhibited in his lifetime and was described as unfinished.
J.W.Steers; the Abdy family; Lord Beaverbrook; Beaverbrook Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick, 1956; sold by the Beaverbrook Foundation, Sotheby's, July 1977.