A Wooded Landscape with Horsemen by Thomas Gainsborough

Black chalk with watercolour and lead white on prepared paper dipped in skimmed milk and varnished.


Chalk, watercolour, lead white on paper
21 x 30 cm
Art Fund grant:
£15,000 ( Total: £87,500)
Acquired in:
Leger Galleries

Use of lead white, fixed with skimmed milk and then varnished was first employed by Gainsborough in the early 1770s.


Goodenough Earle; by descent to F. Wheat Newton; Agnew & Son; G.D.Widener; By descent; Sale Christie's, 1989; Leger Galleries.

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