Wooded Landscape with Herdsmen seated on a Bank near a Pool by Thomas Gainsborough

Depicts many Gainsborough's early landscape themes: sunlight upon a village, compositional use of clouds.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
49 x 66 cm
Art Fund grant:
£30,000 ( Total: £220,000)
Acquired in:
1991
Vendor:
Robert Holden Ltd

The church tower bears some resemblance to that of St Andrew's in the neighbouring hamlet of Great Cornard.

Provenance

Reverend Rackett; by bequest to Dorothy Solly; by descent to Col.R. J .N. Solly; by descent; Sold Christie's 1985; Sold Sotheby's 1986.

Venue details

Gainsborough's House 46 Gainsborough Street, SUDBURY Suffolk CO10 2EU 01787 372 958 www.gainsborough.org

Entry details

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