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Thomas Gainsborough
1727–1788

A family outside a cottage door

Full screen

Medium
Pen and ink, grey and pink washes over pencil 
Size
7 ⅝ × 9 ¾ inches · 194 × 247 mm
Collections
  • Victor Rienaeker;
  • Walter Hetherington, 1978;
  • Alan Spencer.
Exhibitions
  • Ipswich, Ipswich Corporation Museum Thomas Gainsborough Memorial Exhibition, 1927, cat. no. 157.
Literature
  • H. M. Cundell, ‘The Victor Rienaeker Collection’, The Studio, LXXXIV, 1922, p.119 (illus p.123);
  • Mary Woodall, Gainsborough’s Drawings, London, 1939, cat. no. 59;
  • John Hayes, ‘Gainsborough Drawings: A supplement to the Catalogue Raisonné’, Master Drawings, XXI, no.4, 1983, cat. no. 932, pl. 14;
  • Hugh Belsey, Gainsborough’s Cottage Doors, An Insight into the Artist’s Last Decade, 2013, repr. fig. 41, p. 85.

Private collection, USA