16 November 2006
Thomas Gainsborough, R.A. (1727-1788)
Travellers on a track in a landscape
with inscription '1833 WE 147 Dr Monro's sale... Gainsborough' (in the hand of William Esdaile) and with a further inscription 'George Smith No 324' (on the reverse in another hand)
pencil and brown wash
10½ x 13¾ in. (26.8 x 35 cm.)
Dr Thomas Monro (+); Christie's, London, 26 June, 1833, lot number untraced.
William Esdaile (+ L. 2617); Christie's, London, 16 March 1838, lot number untraced.
The Rev. Henry Wellesley.
Miss L. Sapsford.
with Manning Galleries, London.
with Davis Galleries, New York.
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London, Manning Galleries, 20th Anniversary Exhibition, 1972, no. 10.
The present drawing appears to date from the 1770s.
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