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8Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) Study of a Cottage and Trees [recto]
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Thomas gainsborough (1727-1788) study of a cottage and trees [recto]

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Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788)
Study of a Cottage and Trees [recto]
Pencil on grey-green laid paper without watermark, 175 x 175mm (6 7/8 x 6 7/8in), on one page of a double sheet from a sketchbook, the total sheet 175 x 380mm (6 7/8 x 15in) (unframed)

Provenance:
The Artist's Sale, Christie's London, 11th May 1799, in lot 82, 84, or 88 (sketchbooks bought by George Hibbert);
The Hon. A. H. Holland Hibbert, by descent;
Sale. Christie's London, 30th June 1913, in lot 50 (to Rimell, for two);
Sir Robert Witt, London (no. 248);

Sale. Sotheby's London, 10th July 1984, lot 59;
Private collection, London

Literature:

Woodall, M., Gainsborough's Landscape Drawings, 1939, no. 358 (recto and verso)

Hayes, J. The Drawings of Thomas Gainsborough, 1970, no. 559 (recto)

⁂ Dateable to the early 1780s.

Condition Report

with study of a tree by another hand verso

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Full Lot Details

Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788)
Study of a Cottage and Trees [recto]
Pencil on grey-green laid paper without watermark, 175 x 175mm (6 7/8 x 6 7/8in), on one page of a double sheet from a sketchbook, the total sheet 175 x 380mm (6 7/8 x 15in) (unframed)

Provenance:
The Artist's Sale, Christie's London, 11th May 1799, in lot 82, 84, or 88 (sketchbooks bought by George Hibbert);
The Hon. A. H. Holland Hibbert, by descent;
Sale. Christie's London, 30th June 1913, in lot 50 (to Rimell, for two);
Sir Robert Witt, London (no. 248);

Sale. Sotheby's London, 10th July 1984, lot 59;
Private collection, London

Literature:

Woodall, M., Gainsborough's Landscape Drawings, 1939, no. 358 (recto and verso)

Hayes, J. The Drawings of Thomas Gainsborough, 1970, no. 559 (recto)

⁂ Dateable to the early 1780s.

Condition Report

with study of a tree by another hand verso

Condition reports are prepared by the department as a courtesy and guide for clients, and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Condition reports are not warranties and each lot is sold ‘as is’ in accordance with the terms and conditions of sale, as listed on www.forumauctions.co.uk. Forum Auctions cannot take any responsibility for error or omission. Purchasers must in all cases be responsible for determining the condition themselves. The absence of a condition report does not imply that a lot is in perfect condition. Please contact the department for additional images at info@forumauctions.co.uk.