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Drawing
  • Drawing
    Thomas Gainsborough, born 1727 - died 1788
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Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    18th century (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thomas Gainsborough, born 1727 - died 1788 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    drawn with black chalk and stump, heightened with white crayon, on grey paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.677

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 28

Physical description

Woody landscape with figures; Group of three ladies under trees, behind which a woman is seen attending to a Gypsy kettle and fire; Drawn with black chalk and stump, heightened with white crayon, on grey paper; Inscribed, Bought at Gainsborough du Pont's sale, 1797.

Place of Origin

England (probably, drawn)

Date

18th century (drawn)

Artist/maker

Thomas Gainsborough, born 1727 - died 1788 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

drawn with black chalk and stump, heightened with white crayon, on grey paper

Dimensions

Height: 12.7 in, Width: 10.4 in

Object history note

Inscribed, Bought at Gainsborough du Pont's sale, 1797.

Descriptive line

Gainsborough, Thomas (RA); Woody landscape with a group of three ladies under trees, behind which a woman attends to a Gypsy kettle and fire; Drawn with black chalk and stump, heightened with white crayon, on grey paper; English School; 18th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.

Materials

Grey paper; Black chalk; Crayon

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Heightening

Subjects depicted

Women; Kettle; Landscape

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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