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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1797 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thomas Gainsborough, born 1727 - died 1788 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft ground etching, coloured by hand

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Henry J. Pfungst, F.S.A.

  • Museum number:

    E.603-1916

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EE, shelf 52

Physical description

Soft ground etching, coloured by hand, depicting a rough landscape with trees and cattle crossing a bridge before a ruin in the background. Two figures, a man and a woman, are seated on the parapet of the bridge, wearing rustic dress and holding a staff. Lettered with artist's name and date.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1797 (made)

Artist/maker

Thomas Gainsborough, born 1727 - died 1788 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Soft ground etching, coloured by hand

Marks and inscriptions

Designed and Engraved by Thos Gainsborough. Pubd as the Act directs, Aug. 1. 1797, by J. & J. Boydell, No 90, Cheapside, & at the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall-Mall.

Dimensions

Height: 32.1 cm, Width: 39.5 cm

Descriptive line

Soft ground etching, coloured by hand, depicting a landscape with cattle crossing a bridge and a ruin in the background, by Thomas Gainsborough. Great Britain, 1797.

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

Miller, Elizabeth. Hand Coloured British Prints. London: Published by Trustees of the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1987.

Materials

Paper; Printing inks

Techniques

Etching; Hand colouring

Subjects depicted

Bridge; Landscape; Rural; Stream; Ruin; Cattle; Agricultural workers

Categories

Landscapes; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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