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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.472
People
Thomas Gainsborough, British (Sudbury, England 1727 - 1788 London, England)
Title
Wooded Landscape with Horseman
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
18th century
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/298105
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor and gouache over black chalk on cream antique laid paper
Dimensions
actual: 25.2 x 34.9 cm (9 15/16 x 13 3/4 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.472
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

John Hayes, The Drawings of Thomas Gainsborough, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven and London, 1971), cat. no. 259, pl. 83

Jonathan Derow, "Thomas Gainsborough's Varnished Watercolor Technique and It's Place in the History of English Landscape Watercolor Painting" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, March 1988), Unpublished, pp. 1-124 passim

Edward Saywell, Behind the Line: The Materials and Techniques of Old Master Drawings, Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, 1998), vol. 6, no. 2, checklist no. 42, p. 29

Hugh Belsey, "A Second Supplement to John Hayes's 'The Drawings of Thomas Gainsborough'", Master Drawings (Winter 2008), vol. 46, no. 4, pp. 427-541, p. 489

Exhibition History

Portrait, Prospect and Poetry: British Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Bequest, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/11/1993 - 11/07/1993

Behind the Line: The Materials and Techniques of Old Master Drawings, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/03/1998 - 12/30/1998

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of European and American Art at am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu