after Thomas Gainsborough

[title not known]

1819

Not on display

Artist
After Thomas Gainsborough 1727–1788
Medium
Etching and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Image: 197 × 266 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Reference
T11023

Display caption

This print is of a landscape by Thomas Gainsborough held in the private collections of Dr Thomas Monro and George Hibbert. They were reproduced with care. Etching was chosen as the technique, as it best imitates Gainsborough’s expressive handling of paint. Watercolour was later added by hand. They were published in A Collection of Prints Illustrative of English Scenery by John Laporte and William Frederick Wells. Some 30 years after Gainsborough’s death, his paintings had become synonymous with an idyllic vision of the British countryside.

Gallery label, October 2019

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