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Title

Samuel Kilderbee

circa 1758
partially repainted circa 1783


Artist

Thomas Gainsborough

England

baptised 14 May 1727 - 02 Aug 1788


Details


Other Title

The Reverend Samuel Kilderbee (1725-1813)


Dates

circa 1758
partially repainted circa 1783


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

76.3 x 63.7 cm stretcher; 94.5 x 82.5 x 9.5 cm frame


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1966


Location

Not on display


Accession number

OB3.1967


Artist information

Thomas Gainsborough

Works in the collection

4


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Provenance


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.


Referenced in 18 publications

Bibliography


Agnew's, London, Realism and romance in English painting, 1966, p 12, no 18.

Anon., Scotsman, no 26848, 'London salerooms – ₤6720 for Wilson picture', 15 Jun 1929, p 15.

Anon., Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, vol 9, no 4, 'Acquisitions for 1968', Sydney, Jul 1968, pp 409–10: p 410, illus p 412.

Anon., Burlington Magazine, vol 59, no 341, 'The Gainsborough exhibition in Cincinnati reviewed', London, Aug 1931, pp 85–87, 90–912=: p 86.

Anon., Times, no 45230, 'The sale room – Gainsborough and Wilson – Gainsborough's Kilderbee portraits', 15 Jun 1929, p 11.

Cincinnati Art Museum, Exhibition of paintings and drawings by Thomas Gainsborough, R.A., United States of America, 1931, p 25, no 17, illus pl 38.

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

Ellis Kirkham, Walpole Society, vol 33 (1948–50), 'Preliminary check list of portraits by Thomas Gainsborough', Oxford, 1953, p 63, no 2.

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

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

W T Whitley, Times, no 45233, 'The sale room – Gainsborough's Kilderbee portraits [letter]', 19 Jun 1929, p 13.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Connoisseur, vol 163, London, Oct 1966, illusadv p lxxix. Newhouse Galleries advertisement.

1967 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1967, p 35, no 47.

Catalogue of...old pictures...the property of Admiral Spencer de Horsey, removed from Melcombe House, Cowes..., London, 14 Jun 1929, p 15, no 45.

Old and modern masters in the New York art market from the collections of leading New York dealers, New York, 1931, p 5.

Burlington Magazine, vol 56, no 327, London, Jun 1930, adv p xlix.

Burlington Magazine, vol 56, no 326, London, May 1930, adv p liii.

Art and Australia, vol 10, no 1, Art Gallery of New South Wales special number, Sydney, Jul 1972, pp 63–75: p 63.