Thomas Gainsborough RA (Sudbury 1727 - London 1788)
Oil painting on canvas, Wooded Landscape, Thomas Gainsborough RA (Sudbury 1727 - London 1788). A cart with peasants on a rough road. Children with donkeys in left foreground. Although the view is probably imaginary it was painted shortly after the artist’s return from a tour of the Lake District in 1783. A reduced version is at Sudley House (Walker Art Gallery); another in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Caulfield collection; bought by Farrer on behalf of Colonel the Hon. Edward Douglas-Pennant, 1st Baron Penrhyn of Llandegai (1800 – 1886); thence by descent to Hugh Napier Douglas-Pennant, 4th Baron Penrhyn of Llangedai (1894 – 1949), who left Penryhn and its estates to his niece, Lady Janet Marcia Rose Pelham (1923 - 1997), who with her husband John Charles Harper thereupon assumed the name of Douglas Pennant; accepted by HM Government in lieu of inheritance tax and allocated to the National Trust for display at Penrhyn Castle, 2002.
Penrhyn Castle, The Douglas Pennant Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
Thomas Gainsborough RA (Sudbury 1727 - London 1788), artist