Black chalk with watercolour and lead white on prepared paper dipped in skimmed milk and varnished.
A Wooded Landscape with Horsemen by Thomas Gainsborough, 1775
© Gainsborough's House
- 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.