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Thomas Gainsborough RA, 1727–1788, British

Country Lane with Gypsies Resting

Additional Title(s):

Wooded Landscape with Gypsy Encampment

Verso: Slight Landscape Sketch

Country Path with Gypsies Restine

between 1760 and 1765
Watercolor and gouache over graphite and black chalk; verso: graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream prepared wove paper
Sheet: 11 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches (28.6 x 23.5 cm)

Inscribed possibly in artist's hand, in graphite, verso, upper center: "[...] D [...]"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
baby | children | church | donkey | fence | figures | genre subject | gypsy | landscape | man | path | resting | sky | trees
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IIIF Manifest:

A loan exhibition of English drawings and watercolours from the collection of Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon of Upperville, Virginia, P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London, 1964, cat. no. 13, pl. VIII, N5247.M385 L62 (YCBA)

An exhibition of English drawings and water colors from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, February 18-April 1, 1962, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1962, p. 10, cat. no. 36, NC228 U6 (YCBA) Copy 2 is on Mellon Shelf

Theresa Fairbanks-Harris, Papermaking and the art of watercolor in eighteenth-century Britain, Paul Sandby and the Whatman Paper Mill , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2006, pp. 11-12, fig. 7, NJ18.Sa56 A15 V5 2006 (YCBA)

Lives of Gainsborough / Philip Thicknesse, William Jackson, Sir Joshua Reynolds, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles : CA, p. 126-127, NJ18.G16 A12 2021 (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, intro. p. 2; p. 62, no. 61, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA)

Yale University Art Gallery, English drawings and watercolors, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, April 15 - June 20, 1965 , New Haven, 1965, cat. no. 13, Pl. VIII, NC228 Y34 (YCBA)

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