National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Mountain Landscape with Bridge Thomas Gainsborough (artist)
British, 1727 - 1788
Mountain Landscape with Bridge, c. 1783/1784
oil on canvas
overall: 113 x 133.4 cm (44 1/2 x 52 1/2 in.) framed: 146.7 x 167.6 cm (57 3/4 x 66 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Collection
1937.1.107
Not on View
From the Tour: Britain's Royal Academy of Art in the Late 1700s and Early 1800s
Object 3 of 8

Conservation Notes

The medium-fine canvas is plain woven; it has been lined. The ground is dark pinkish brown; although thinly applied it contributes substantially to the overall tonality, especially in areas of the sky and background mountains, where the overlying paint has been applied very thinly. The painting is executed in thin, fluid layers except in the highlights, with fairly short, pronounced brushstrokes. The sky has been extensively repainted except in the clouds, probably due to severe abrasion. The thinly applied natural resin varnish has discolored yellow to a considerable degree.

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