Artist Thomas Gainsborough, English, 1727-1788
Title
  • The Market Cart
Date ca. 1787
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 51 1/4 × 42 1/2 inches (130.2 × 108 cm)
Framed: 61 × 53 1/4 × 4 1/4 inches (154.9 × 135.3 × 10.8 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Elizabeth B. Fisher in memory of Charles T. Fisher, Jr.
Accession Number 74.267
Department European Painting
Not On View
April 11, 1797, collection of Mrs. T. Gainsborough sold by (Christie's, London, England), lot 96;
purchased by William Neave [Williamson];
1817, collection of Sir Thomas Neave (London, England);
by descent, S. H. M. Neave;
June 27, 1885, sold (Christie's, London, England), lot 27 [bought in];
May 15, 1886, sold (Christie's, London, England), lot 85 [bought in];
April 2, 1887, sold (Christie's, London, England), lot 113;
purchased, Martin;
collection of Lord Michelham;
(Howard Young Galleries, New York, New York, USA);
by 1949, collection of Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Fisher (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
by descent, Mrs. Elizabeth B. Fisher (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1974-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
British Institution, London, 1817, no. 72. (checked ref. not in catalogue AM/ V&A).

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Fifth Loan Exhibition of Old and Modern Masters. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, October 1927, p. 34, cat. 56 [lent by Mr. & Mrs. Charles T.Fisher-entry by W. Heil].

New York World's Fair, Masterpieces of Art. 1939, no. 134, pl. 94.

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