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Creator:
Thomas Gainsborough RA, 1727–1788, British
Title:
Country Lane with Gypsies Resting
Date:
between 1760 and 1765
Medium:
Watercolor and gouache over graphite and black chalk; verso: graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream prepared wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches (28.6 x 23.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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:
B1975.4.1197
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
baby | children | church | donkey | fence | figures | genre subject | gypsy | landscape | man | path | resting | sky | trees
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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English Drawings and Watercolors from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (Yale University Art Gallery, 1965-04-15 - 1965-06-20)

Thomas Gainsborough Drawings (Davis & Langdale Co., Inc., 1987-05-01 - 1987-06-12)

Papermaking and The Art of Watercolor in Eighteenth-Century Britain: Paul Sandby's "View of…Mr. Whatman's Turkey Mill" (Yale Center for British Art, 2006-02-22 - 2006-06-04)

Publications:
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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)

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)

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

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)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9629
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