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Creator:
Thomas Gainsborough RA, 1727–1788, British
Title:
Mountain Valley with Figures and Distant Village
Date:
between 1773 and 1777
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 48 x 58 3/4 inches (121.9 x 149.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.295
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
baby | children | hill | landscape | mountain | peasants | rocks (landforms) | sheep | shepherd | sitting | trees | village | women | woods
Access:
On view
Exhibition History:
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Painting in England 1700-1850 - From The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (Yale University Art Gallery, 1965-04-15 - 1965-06-20)

Presences of Nature - British Landscape 1780-1830 (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-10 - 1983-02)

Canaletto to Constable: Paintings of Town and Country from the Yale Center for British Art (Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 1998-02-08 - 1998-04-26)

Canaletto to Constable: Paintings of Town and Country from the Yale Center for British Art (The Grand Rapids Art Museum, 1999-10-22 - 2000-01-02)

Canaletto to Constable: Paintings of Town and Country from the Yale Center for British Art (Ferrara Galleries of Modern & Contemporary Art, 2001-02-25 - 2001-05-20)

The Critique of Reason : Romantic Art, 1760–1860 (Yale University Art Gallery, 2015-03-06 - 2015-07-26)

Yale University Art Gallery 2015 - 2016 (Yale University Art Gallery, 2015-07-27 - 2015-01-05)

Publications:
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Amal Asfour, Gainsborough's vision, Liverpool University Press, Liverpool [England], 1999, pp. 191-2, 197, fig. 114, NJ18 G16 A74 1999 (YCBA)

John Baskett, Painting in England: 1700-1850, the Collection of English paintings formed by Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon : on Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Richmind, untik August 18th , Connoisseur, Vol. 153, June 1963, p. 101, N1 C75 + (YCBA)

Stephen Butler, Gainsborough, Studio Editions, London, 1992, p. 103, NJ18 G16 B87 1992 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Malcolm Cormack, The paintings of Thomas Gainsborough, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, New York, 1991, p. 116, no. 43, NJ18 G16 C66 1991 (YCBA)

Martina Droth, Britain in the world: Highlights from the Yale Center for British Art in honor of Amy Meyers, Yale University Press, New Haven, London, p. 72, p. 73 (detail), p. 74 (detail), fig. 27 (detail), fig. 28 (detail), N6761 .Y33 2019 (LC) (YCBA)

Catherine M. Gordon, British paintings Hogarth to Turner, Frederick Warne, London, 1981, p. 24, ND466 G67 (YCBA)

Greater London Council, Gaspard Dughet called Gaspar Poussin 1615-75, a French landscape painter in seventeenth century Rome and his influence on British art , London, July 11 - September 28, 1980, p. 24, NJ18 P857 I84 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

James Hamilton, Gainsborough A Portrait, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, pl. 58, NJ18.G16 H36 2017 (YCBA)

Louis Hawes, Presences of Nature : British Landscape, 1780-1830, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1982, pp. 10, 115, no. I.5, pl. 6, ND1354.4 H38 (YCBA)

John T. Hayes, The landscape paintings of Thomas Gainsborough, a critical text and catalogue raisonné , Sotheby Publications, London, 1982, pp. 461-62 (v.2), no. 114, NJ18 G16 A12 H39 1982 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Luke Herrmann, The Paul Mellon Collection at Burlington House, Connoisseur, v. 157, no. 634, December 1964, p. 218, fig. 10, N1 C75 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) Another copy available in YCBA Vertical File Collection: v 2334

Painting in England 1700-1850 from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, The Royal Academy of Arts Winter Exhibition 1964-65., , Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, 1964, p. 85 (v.1), (v.2), no. 302, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) Also available on Microfiche: Fiche B214 (YCBA)

The British Council, Britiske mestere, 1730-1850 , Oslo, December 3, 1949-January 1, 1950, p. 24, no. 48, ND466 B74 1949 (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 53 (v.1), no. 33, pl. 92, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA)

Ellis Waterhouse, Gainsborough, Spring Books, London, 1966, p. 122, pl. 260, NJ18 G16 A12 W28 1966 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Mary Woodall, Gainsborough Landscape Drawings, 1939, pp. 66- 67, pl. 78, NJ18 G16 W665 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Yale Center for British Art, Selected paintings, drawings & books, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1977, p. 29, N590.2 A82 (YCBA)

Canaletto to Constable, paintings of town and country from the Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Conn., 1998, pp. 15, 69, pl. 22, ND1354.4 Y25 1998 (YCBA)

Yale University Art Gallery, Painting in England, 1700-1850, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, [exhibition at] Yale University Art Gallery, April 15-June 20, 1965. , vol. 1, W. Clowes and sons, New Haven, 1965, p. 26 (v.1), no. 93, ND466 Y35 (YCBA)

Genius Defined, Time, vol. 82, no.. 1, July 5, 1963, pp. 60-61, V 2333 (YCBA) Hard Copy also available at SML - AP2 T55 +

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