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

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    second half of 18th century (hand drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thomas Gainsborough, born 1727 - died 1788 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    slightly drawn in black chalk, heightened with white, and softened with a stump

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.693

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 29

Physical description

Study, nearly life-size, for the head of the Shepherd Boy, engraved by Richard Earlom (see Dyce.3010); The face upturned and three-quarters to the left; Slightly drawn in black chalk, heightened with white, and softened with a stump.

Place of Origin

England (probably, drawn)

Date

second half of 18th century (hand drawn)

Artist/maker

Thomas Gainsborough, born 1727 - died 1788 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

slightly drawn in black chalk, heightened with white, and softened with a stump

Dimensions

Height: 5.9 in, Width: 9.2 in

Object history note

Collection- William Esdaile.
'Shepherd Boy' was engraved by Richard Earlom (1743-1822), London, 1781. See Dyce.3010.

Descriptive line

Gainsborough, Thomas (RA); Study for the head of the Shepherd Boy (later engraved by Richard Earlom); Face upturned, three-quarters to the left; Slightly drawn in black chalk, heightened with white, and softened with a stump; English School; Second half of 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

Paper; Black chalk

Techniques

Drawing (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Boy

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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