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

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

Provenance

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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46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EU
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