Maker Unknown (English)
  • Coastal Scene with Figures and Shipping
Date 18th century
Medium gray wash over black chalk on dark cream antique laid paper
Dimensions Sheet: 10 15/16 × 14 1/2 inches (27.8 × 36.8 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Octavia W. Bates Fund
Accession Number 34.112
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Watermark: [indecipherable]
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pencil, upper left, verso: An original of Gainsborough
Inscribed, in pencil, lower left, verso: E. 2574 [in circle]
(E. Parsons and Sons, London, England, UK); [as Coast Scene by Thomas Gainsborough]
1934-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Hayes, John. The Drawings of Thomas Gainsborough. New Haven, 1970, 1: pp. 38, 44, 221, no. 486; 2: (pl. 152).

Hayes, John. "Gainsborough Drawings: A Supplement to the Catalogue Raisonné." Master drawings 21, 4 (Winter 1983): pp. 378, 386.

Hayes, John. The Landscape Paintings of Thomas Gainsborough. London, 1982, 2: pp. 487, 488 (ill.).

Italian, French, English, and Spanish Drawings and Watercolors: Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries. New York, 1992, pp. 338-339, no. A92.

Scheyer, Ernst. Bulletin of the DIA 15, 7 (April 1936): no. 113.