Nov 03, 2021 - Sale 2586

Sale 2586 - Lot 690

Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000
(Sudbury 1727-1788 London)
Wooded Landscape with Packhorse, Figures and Ruined Building.

Dark brown and white chalk on tan laid paper. 252x303 mm; 10x12 inches.

Provenance: Crabtree, London; with P. & D. Colnaghi and Co., Ltd., London, from whom was acquired on behalf of the Southampton General Hospital and presented to Dr. M. K. Jardine, London, 1957; the Jardine sale, Sotheby's, London, June 19, 1969, lot 172; private collection, Ohio.

Published: Hayes, The Drawings of Thomas Gainsborough, New Haven and London, 1971, page 269, number 698.

According to Hayes, this drawing is closely related to another drawing of a landscape with milkmaids and cows now at Ipswich Museum (see Hayes, number 696).