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Creator:
Thomas Gainsborough RA, 1727–1788, British
Title:

Wooded Landscape with Two Country Carts and Figures

Date:
1779 to 1780
Medium:
Soft-ground etching on blue laid paper, in gray ink, laid on eighteenth-century mount, first state
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 7/8 x 15in. (30.2 x 38.1cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on original eighteenth-century mount in pen and brown ink, bottom left: "Gainsborough [fecit?] with his own hand on soft copper"; faded or partially erased inscription in graphite, bottom right: "Gainsborough"; on back, bottom center, in pen and brown ink, but in a different hand: "The Drawings by Gainsborough are executed by his hand on soft copper ground - / Colnaghi".

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11606
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
boulder | carts | dog (animal) | genre subject | landscape | mules (mammals)
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:25489
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