Joseph Farington

The Oak Tree

c.1785–90

Artist
Joseph Farington 1747–1821
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Frame: 764 x 737 x 71 mm
support: 635 x 610 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1965
Reference
T00786

Not on display

Catalogue entry

Joseph Farington 1747–1821

T00786 The Oak Tree circa 1785–90

Not inscribed.
Oil on canvas, 25 x 24 (61 x 63.5).
Purchased from the Sabin Galleries, Ltd. (Grant-in-Aid) 1965.
Coll: Miss E. N. Avent; Sabin Galleries Ltd.

A modern label on the frame dates the picture 1785. Although no source has been found for it, this date is probably approximately correct. A comparable drawing in the Tate Gallery, Landscape at Sandringham, with Trees and Wagon (No. 4296), is dated 1787.

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1965–1966, London 1967.

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