Landscape with herdsman and cows crossing a bridge by Thomas Gainsborough

An imagined landscape with a herdsman and cattle in the left bottom corner crossing a bridge towards a white building.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
41 x 54 cm
Art Fund grant:
£95,000 ( Total: £190,000)
Acquired in:
2000
Vendor:
Spink-Leger Pictures

Trees and grass are in dappled light. A dead tree stump leans to the left in the foreground.

Provenance

Sir Edward Black; Miss H Ferguson to 1943; Leger Galleries; Rev H Atherton Hart (acquired in 1943) to 1999; sale, sotheby's 31 March 1999, lot 20 (£120,000); bought by Spink Leger Galleries.

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900 www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

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