Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) Landscape
Our client's lovely drawing in grey wash and white chalk on laid buff paper by Thomas Gainsborogh (1727-1788) depicts a wooded landscape with stone bridge spanning a stream with a nearby flock of sheep.
Vintage glazed (with acrylic, not glass) frame measures 19 3/8 by 22 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches. Portion of the drawing visible under matte measures 10 by 13 1/2 inches.
Provenance: Mrs. Milton Petrie, Southampton, NY.
Exhibition: Drawings by Thomas Gainsborough, May 1 - June 12, 1987, Davis & Langdale Company, Inc., New York.
Literature: Drawings by Thomas Gainsborough, Introduction by Lindsay Stainton, Davis & Langdale Company, Inc., New York, 1987, no. 20, illus.
The Davis & Langdale exhibition catalog will be included with the drawing.
The drawing comes from the collection of Mrs. Milton Petrie of Southhampton, New York. Her husband, Milton Petrie (1902-1994) was the founder of a successful chain of women's clothing stores that operated under the brand names Petries, Jean Nicole, Rave, Stuarts, Winklemans, Marianne's and G & G. They were known for their generous philanthropy and supported numerous cultural institutions in New York City, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which named the Carroll and Milton Petrie European Sculpture Court in their honor.