23 November 2004
Follower of Thomas Gainsborough, R.A.
An extensive wooded landscape, with figures in the foreground and a lake beyond
with signature 'Thos Gainsborough' (lower left)
oil on canvas
30½ x 40 in. (77.5 x 101.7 cm.)
with Ehrich Galleries, New York, c. 1920, from whom purchased by Anderson Galleries, New York.
Purchased from the above by Mrs Moses J. Wentworth.
Purchased, through Anderson Galleries, by Clement Studebaker, Jr., of Chicago, in April 1928.
Purchased, through Anderson Galleries, by Ralph Norton, on 9 March 1936.
Sold by the Norton Museum in Palm Beach, Florida, in 1971, to Mr and Mrs Harwell Mosely, Winter Park, Florida.
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J. Hayes, The Landscape Paintings of Thomas Gainsborough, London, 1982, I, p. 251, pl. 290, as by Francis Towne.
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