Thomas Gainsborough, R.A. (Sudbury, Suffolk 1727-1788 London)
Thomas Gainsborough, R.A. (Sudbury, Suffolk 1727-1788 London)

A lodge in a park, with children descending steps

Thomas Gainsborough, R.A. (Sudbury, Suffolk 1727-1788 London)
A lodge in a park, with children descending steps
oil on canvas
60 x 72¼ in. (152.4 x 183.5 cm.)
Probably Schomberg House Sale, March-May 1789, no. 68.
Mrs. Gainsborough Sale; Christie's, 2 June 1792, lot 82 (bought in).
Margaret Gainsborough, 1799.
George, Prince of Wales, later George IV (1762-1830).
Anonymous [Prince Regent] sale; Christie's, 29 June 1814, lot 21 (to Rutley).
Sir George Warrender (1782-1849) by 1817; Christie's, London, 3 June 1837, lot 21 as 'painted by Gainsborough for the Prince of Wales' (to Stewart).
Sir Thomas Baring (1772-1848); his sale, Christie's, London, 2 June 1848, lot 61, as 'a lodge in Windsor Park, with royal children descending some stone steps' (bought in).
Sir Thomas Baring (1799-1873), 1854.
Anonymous sale; Robinson and Fisher's, 21 June 1900, lot 109 (to S.T. Smith).
J. Piepont Morgan, New York, c.1900, and by descent to his daughter
Mrs. George Nichols.
with Coleman Galleries, New York, 1951, from where purchased by
Robert Perret, Kinderhook, New York.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 30 May 2003, lot 54 ($35,850), where acquired by the present owner.
Athenaeum, 10 June 1848, p. 585.
L. Marvy and W.M. Thackeray, Sketches after English Landscape Painters, London, c.1850.
Dr. Waagen, Treasures of Art in Great Britain, London, 1854, II, p. 189.
G.W. Fulcher, Life of Thomas Gainsborough, R.A., London, 1856, pp. 194 and 204.
W.T. Whitley, Thomas Gainsborough, London, 1915, p. 342.
W.T. Whitley, 'An Eighteenth-Century Art Chronicler: Sir Henry Bate Dudley, Bart.', The Walpole Society, XIII, Oxford, 1925, p. 61.
T. Borenius, 'Gainsborough's Collection of Pictures', Burlington Magazine, May 1944, p. 109.
'American Colonial Mansion' and 'Thackeray on a Gainsborough', Antique Collector, October 1955, p. 223 and 244, illustrated.
E. Waterhouse, Gainsborough, London, 1958, pp. 120-121, no. 991
K. Garlick and A. Macintyre, The Diary of Joseph Farington, London, IV, 1979, p. 1153.
J. Hayes, The Landscape Paintings of Thomas Gainsborough, London, 1982, II, pp. 463-465, no. 116, illustrated.
Probably Schomberg House, 1789, no. 68.
British Institution, 1817, no. 25.
British Institution, 1840, no. 84, as including portraits of George IV and the Princess Royal when children.
lithographed by Louis Marvy, c.1850.

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