12 November 1996
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
Thomas Gainsborough, R.A. (1727-1788)
A wooded Landscape with Figures at the Edge of a Pool, near a cottage
black and white chalks, grey wash, unframed
8½ x 12 in. (21.6 x 30.5 cm.)
Acquired by the father of the present owner before 1940.
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This is a typical work of the earlier 1780s and can be compared with the Wooded Landscape with Figure, and Dog, see J. Hayes, The Drawings of Thomas Gainsborough, London and Bradford, 1970, no.494, pl.160.
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