A Peasant Girl gathering Faggots in a Wood by Thomas Gainsborough

One of Gainsborough's so-called 'fancy pictures'.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
169 x 123 cm
Art Fund grant:
£12,500 ( Total: £170,000)
Acquired in:
1978
Vendor:
Agnew's

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.

Provenance

J.W.Steers; the Abdy family; Lord Beaverbrook; Beaverbrook Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick, 1956; sold by the Beaverbrook Foundation, Sotheby's, July 1977.

Venue details

Manchester Art Gallery Mosley Street, MANCHESTER Greater Manchester M2 3JL 0161 235 8888 www.manchesterartgallery.org

Entry details

Free to all
Offers with National Art Pass

Daily, 10am – 5pm (Thu until 9pm)

Closed 24, 25 Dec, Good Friday

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