Gainsborough R.A., Thomas (1727 - 1788)
Landscape Composition. Pencil. c.1758. Literature: a previously unrecorded drawing, this is not listed in John Hayes, The Drawings of Thomas Gainsborough, 1970, in Hayes' addenda of 1983 or Hugh Belsey's addenda of 2008. Hugh Belsey will include this drawing in any subsequent addenda. Provenance: Squire Gallery, 1955; Diana Peyton; and by descent. 6.25x7 inches. Framed: 13.25x15.25 inches.


This drawing is similar in size, technique and subject to Hayes Nos.180, 182, 183, 187 and 908. It is possible these drawings came from the same sketchbook. We are grateful to Hugh Belsey for his help in cataloguing this picture.

This work appears in the Exhibition: BRITISH WORKS ON PAPER 2024