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Thomas Gainsborough RA, 1727–1788, British

Travellers on Horseback Approaching a Village with a Spire

Additional Title(s):

Village Scene with Horseman and Travellers

Village Scene with Horsemen and Figures

A Village Scene with Horsemen and Figures

between 1765 and 1770
Watercolor over black chalk and gum on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper, laid down on (laminated wove paper) card
Sheet: 8 5/8 x 12 1/4 inches (21.9 x 31.1 cm)

Collector's mark, bottom right: Earl of Warwick (Lugt 2600)

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
birds | church | cottages | dog (animal) | equestrians | horses (animals) | landscape | path | spire | travelers | trees | village | women
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IIIF Manifest:

Malcolm Cormack, Oil on water, oil sketches by British watercolorists , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1986, pp. 32-33, fig. 26, ND467 C67 (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. 10, 11-12, figs. 5 and 6, NJ18.Sa56 A15 V5 2006 (YCBA)

Gainsborough and the landscape of refinement, Lowell Libson Ltd., London, 2014, p. 32, NJ18.G16 G3 2014

John T. Hayes, Gainsborough drawings, International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, D.C., 1983, pp. 120-21, no. 50, NJ18 G16 H392 (YCBA)

John T. Hayes, The drawings of Thomas Gainsborough, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven London, 1971, pp. 182-183, no. 318, pl. 111, NJ18 G16 H39 + (YCBA)

Christopher White, English landscape, 1630-1850, drawings, prints & books from the Paul Mellon Collection , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1977, pp. 18-19, no. 26, pl. II, NC228 W45 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

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