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Thomas Gainsborough RA, 1727–1788, British
Travellers on Horseback Approaching a Village with a Spire
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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Exhibition History:
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English Landscape (Paul Mellon Collection) 1630-1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-04-19 - 1977-07-17)

Gainsborough Drawings - International Exhibitions Foundation (Kimbell Art Museum, 1983-12-17 - 1984-02-19)

Gainsborough Drawings - International Exhibitions Foundation (National Gallery of Art, 1983-09-14 - 1983-11)

Oil on Water - Oil Sketches by British Watercolorists (Yale Center for British Art, 1986-08-26 - 1986-11-09)

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)

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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)

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)

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

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

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