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Lot 3469 - A200 Old Master Drawings - Friday, 01. April 2022, 11.00 AM

THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH

(Sudbury 1727–1788 London)
Farmers returning from the market.
Brush and grey and brown ink, black crayon.
19.5 x 24.6 cm.

Provenance:
- Collection of Sir Jeremias Colman, Bart.
- Collection of Percy Moore Turner, London.
- Viscount Eccles.
- With Colnaghi & Co., London.
- Collection of Atherton Bean, Minneapolis.
- Sale Sotheby's London, 31 March 1999, Lot 78.
- Private collection, Switzerland.

Exhibited:
- London, Walker Galleries, 31st Annual Exhibition of Early English Walter-colours, June to Autumn 1935, no. 26.
- Aldeburgh Festival, Drawings by Thomas Gainsborough, June 1949, no. 23.
- Nottingham University Art Gallery, Landscapes by Thomas Gainsborough, 1962, no. 43.
- London, Colnaghi's, English Drawings and Watercolours in Memory of the Late D.C.T. Baskett, 1963, no. 30.
- London, Colnaghi's, English Drawings and Watercolours, September-October 1970.
- London, Tate Gallery, Gainsborough 1980-81, no. 30.
- Paris, Grand Palais, Gainsborough, 1981, cat. no. 101.
- Washington D.C., National Gallery of Arts, Gainsborough drawings, 1983, no. 61.
- Minneapolis, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Poetic Horizons: The Landscape Tradition in Britain, 1750-1850, October 1996 - January 1997.

Literature:
- John Hayes, The drawings of Thomas Gainsborough, 1970, vol. 1 , p. 225, no. 502 and vol. 2, fig.156.
- The Connoisseur, 'The Arts of Europe', January 1977, p. 88.
- John Hayes and Lindsay Stainton, Gainsborough Drawings, Exhibition catalogue, 1983, no. 61, p. 140, ill.


CHF 30 000 / 40 000 | (€ 30 000 / 40 000)

Sold for CHF 85 700 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.