Joseph Farington 1747–1821
T00786 The Oak Tree circa 1785–90
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.