12 November 1996
Thomas Gainsborough, R.A. (1727-1788)
A Cow by a Tree
8 x 6 1/8 in. (20.2 x 15.5 cm.)
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J. Hayes, Gainsborough Drawings: A Supplement to the Catalogue Raisonée, 'Master Drawings', 1983, vol.XXI, no.4, p.391, no.987.
In the supplement to his The Drawings of Thomas Gainsborough, 1970, Hayes tentatively dates this drawing to the late 1750s, partly on account of the type of paper.
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