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Title

A wooded landscape with a horse

circa 1786

Artist

Thomas Gainsborough

England

baptised 14 May 1727 - 02 Aug 1788

  • Details

    Date
    circa 1786
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    black chalk and stump, heightened with white on blue paper
    Dimensions
    17.8 x 21.6 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Parramore Purchase Fund 1995
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    30.1995
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Thomas Gainsborough

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  • About

    Although he was a successful portrait painter at Bath and London, Gainsborough's passion was for landscape drawing. He sketched endlessly to find a pleasing composition in which certain simple elements – road, pool, figures, cattle, trees – recur time and time again. Gainsborough's landscape drawings, with their swaying trees, blurred outlines and soft atmospheric effect, are not so much topographical records as poetic recreations. The blue paper provides the middle tone which is modulated by black chalk and white chalk.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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