7 June 2001
Thomas Gainsborough, R.A. (1727-1788)
A wooded landscape with a shepherd and his flock fording a stream, a cottage beyond
black and white chalk and stump, on coloured paper
6 7/8 x 8 5/8 in. (17.5 x 22 cm.)
The Rev. Stopford Brooke.
Sotheby's, London, 14 December 1937, lot 159 (to Sexton).
Formerly from the Collection of Eric H. L. Sexton.
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J. Hayes, The Drawings of Thomas Gainsborough, London, 1970, no. 440.
John Hayes suggests that the drawing was executed in the mind to late 1770s.
We are grateful to Hugh Belsey of Gainsborough's House, Sudbury, for his help preparing this catalogue entry.
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