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Probably a gift of the artist to Goodenough Earle, Barton Grange, Somerset; by descent to Francis Wheat Newton; sold 1913 to (Thomas Agnew & Sons, London); sold that same year to (M. Knoedler & Co., New York); sold 1914 to C.R. Williams. Howard Sturges [d. 1955]; gift 1956 to NGA.

Exhibition History

English Drawings and Watercolors, 1630-1850, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1987-1988, no cat.
Thomas Gainsborough, 1727-1788, Tate Britain, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2002-2003, no. 10, repro. (shown only in Washington and Boston).


Hayes, John. The Drawings of Thomas Gainsborough. 2 vols. London and New Haven: Yale University Press, 1970 and 1971:152
Hayes/Stainton 1983, 12.

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