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An image of The Reverend Samuel Kilderbee by Thomas Gainsborough

Thomas Gainsborough

(England baptised 14 May 1727 – 02 Aug 1788)

The Reverend Samuel Kilderbee
circa 1770-circa 1774
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas

76.2 x 63.5 cm stretcher; 94.5 x 82.5 x 9.5 cm frame

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Purchased 1966
Accession number
15th–19th c European art
Provenance (4)

Admiral de Horsey, pre 14 Jun 1929, London/England, his sale Christie's London, 14 June 1929, lot no. 45.

Agnew's, London, post 14 Jun 1929, London/England, Purchased by Agnew's from Christie's London, 14 June 1929, lot no. 45. Lent by Agnew's to the 1931 Cincinnati exhibition.

Jacques Guerlain, pre 1966, France

Agnew's, London, pre Dec 1966, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Agnew's 1966. Purchased from the exhibition 'Realism and Romance in English Painting' 14 November - 10 December 1966. Jointly owned by Agnew's and Newhouse Galleries, New York. Purchased by Newhouse Galleries presumably from the executors of Jacques Guerlain.

Bibliography (8)

Agnew's, London, Realism and romance in English painting, 1966. 18

Cincinnati Art Museum, Exhibition of paintings and drawings by Thomas Gainsborough, R.A., United States of America, 1931, (illus.). 17, pl. 38

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 66 (illus.).

Peter Tomory and Robert Gaston, European Paintings before 1800 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1989, 20 (illus.). no. 33

Ellis Kirkham Waterhouse, Gainsborough, London, 1958, 76. no. 409

Editor Unknown (Editor), 1967 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1967. no. 47

Editor Unknown (Editor), Connoisseur, London, Oct 1966, (illus.). Newhouse advertisment

Editor Unknown (Editor), The thirty-third volume of the Walpole Society 1948-1950, Oxford, 1953, 63.

Exhibition history (3)

Thomas Gainsborough, Cincinnati Art Museum, 01 May 1931–31 May 1931

Realism and romance in English painting, Agnew's, London, London, 14 Nov 1966–10 Dec 1966

Purchases and Acquisitions for 1966, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1967 -