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Landscape with a pool: PD.3-1966

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Landscape with a pool


Gainsborough, Thomas (Painter)


History note: J.E. Fordham (1799-1881), Melbourn Bury, by 1856; descended to A.R. Fordham (grandson); his sale, Sotheby's, 21 November 1934 (90), bt. Colnaghi; P.M. Turner

Legal notes

Bequeathed, 1950 with a life-interest to his widow, relinquished 1966.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1966) by Turner, Percy Moore


Circa 1746 CE - 1747 1747 CE

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support: composed of canvas Frame: Depth 7 cm Height 46.4 cm Width 40.7 cm
Canvas: Height 34.9 cm Width 29.8 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: PMT / 404
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Label
  • Text: R.A., Old Masters, 1878, lent by J.E. Fordham, Melbourn (?) (when it was no. 103)
  • Location: Verso
  • Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.3-1966
Primary reference Number: 3258
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 29 September 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 29 September 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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