Wooded Landscape with Buildings, Lake and a Rowing Boat by Thomas Gainsborough

This drawing, which is one of Gainsborough's most lyrical, has always been considered an exceptional example of his graphic work.


Black & white chalk and stump on buff paper
27 x 36 cm
Art Fund grant:
£6,644 ( Total: £29,900)
Acquired in:

It is from his series of studies made from the works of the more learned painters of landscape, in particular from Gaspard Poussin. His studies were not direct copies but rather exercises in the manner of the older artist.


Dr Monro; his sale, Christie's, 1833, bought in; William Esdaile; his sale, Christie's, 1838, bought Cavendish and by descent; Christie's 1994.

Venue details

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

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