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A forest road: 1654

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Object information

Titles

A forest road

Maker(s)

Gainsborough, Thomas (Painter)

Notes

History note: With Edward Noyes, Chester; coll. Edmund Peel (1826-1903); his son Major Hugh E.E. Peel (1871-1950); anon. sale (= Major Peel), Christie's, 28 July 1933 (49), bt. for the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1933) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

Production date: circa AD/CE 1750 : A landscape drawing with much similarity of composition, in 1969 with Sabin Galleries, London, has been dated to the early 1750's.

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support: composed of canvas Frame: Depth 7.5 cm Height 84.2 cm Width 97.2 cm
Canvas: Height 62.8 cm Width 75.5 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 60
  • Location: Verso, canvas
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Text: 44 9 FR (Christie's)
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Stencil
  • Text: July 28 33
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Text: 49
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Text: E. Peel Esq.
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 25129
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: MS, ink
  • Label
  • Text: 2 pictures / Marvell [?]
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: MS, ink
  • Label
  • Text: Gainsborough A forest / scene with figures & Cattle / A genuine production of this admirable Master / No 6
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: MS, ink
  • Label
  • Text: Morull (this is a signature and is not accurately transcribed)
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: MS, ink
  • Label
  • Text: 7
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 2
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Edward Noyes (trade label), / 26 Bridge......Row Che......
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Label
  • Text: SF
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Text: frame to ..... [two illegible words]
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Text: 28
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Text: No 1
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Graphite

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1654
Primary reference Number: 3253
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 19 January 2021 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Painting" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/3253 Accessed: 2021-12-05 13:32:34

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