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

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.




Exhibitions at Manchester Art Gallery

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