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image of Seashore with Fishermen Thomas Gainsborough (artist)
British, 1727 - 1788
Seashore with Fishermen, c. 1781/1782
oil on canvas
overall: 101.9 x 127.6 cm (40 1/8 x 50 1/4 in.) framed: 124.5 x 149.9 x 7 cm (49 x 59 x 2 3/4 in.)
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection
1970.17.121
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From the Tour: Britain's Royal Academy of Art in the Late 1700s and Early 1800s
Object 2 of 8

1799Farington Diary (8 February 1799), 4:1153, possibly the Washington, picture.
1814Morning Post, 6 August 1814.
1819[Carey, William]. A Catalogue of Pictures, by British Artists, in the Collection of Sir John Leicester, Bart. London, 1819: 4, no. 3. Also London, 1819 [descriptive ed.]: 10-13.
1821Young, John. A Catalogue of Pictures by British Artists, in the Collection of Sir John Fleming Leicester, Bart. London, 1821: 18, no. 40, etched repro. opp.
1856Fulcher, George Williams. Life of Thomas Gainsborough, R.A. 2d rev. ed. London, 1856: 143-145, 198.
1898Armstrong, Sir Walter. Gainsborough & His Place in English Art. London, 1898: 160; popular ed., London, 1904: 214.
1958Waterhouse, Sir Ellis. Gainsborough. London, 1958: 31, no. 954, pl. 224.
1962Hall, Douglas. "The Tabley House Papers." Walpole Society 38 (1962): 70, 114, probably the Washington picture.
1975European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 144, repro., as Seascape.
1975Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: no. 501, color repro.
1982Hayes, John. The Landscape Paintings of Thomas Gainsborough. 2 vols. London and New York, 1982: 1:139, 164, color pl. 11; 2:493, no. 129, repro.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 357, no. 499, color repro., as Seascape.
1985European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 167, repro.
1992National Gallery of Art, Washington. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 150, repro.
1992Hayes, John. British Paintings of the Sixteenth through Nineteenth Centuries. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1992: 92-95, color repro. 93.

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