Thomas Gainsborough

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Thomas Gainsborough
1727-1788
Wooded Landscape with Donkeys
ca. 1755
Graphite on laid paper.
11 3/8 x 8 3/8 inches (288 x 213 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 50
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Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), London and Florence; from whom purchased through Galerie Alexandre Imbert, Rome, in 1909 by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), New York (no mark; see Lugt 1509); his son, J. P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), New York.
Bibliography: 

Bolzoni, Marco S. Thomas Gainsborough : Experiments in Drawings. New York : The Morgan Library & Museum, 2018, p. 78, no. 1, repr.
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 50.

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Dupont, Gainsborough, Formerly attributed to.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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