Ref NoEKW/1/120
TitleGainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788; Portraits A
DescriptionIncludes:

-summary description, with provenance details, of a portrait of Lady Alston
-handwritten list entitled 'Annan's Gainsborough Photographs'
-summary description of a portrait Karl Friederich Abel
-letter from Rene Huyghe, Louvre, dated 2 April 1947 concerning a portrait of Lady Alston (the verso is heavily annotated by Waterhouse) . Also includes the following article: Huyghe, Rene (1948) 'Le Portrait de Lady Alston Par Gainsborough', Musee de Louvre, Bulletin Paraissant Dix Foid Par An, pp25-28. In French.
-letter from S.M. Beignuin, Assistant Director of paintings at the Louvre, dated 19 June 1955. In French
-two letters from Brigadier General Nassington (?), undated, concerning a portrait of Lady Alston
-letter from Mr Regie, dated 1967, concerning a portrait supposedly of Lady Harriot Acland said to be by Gainsborough. Also includes copy of a reply from Waterhouse stating that the sitter is not Acland and the work is not by Gainsborough.
-letter from Murray Charters, dated 10 June 1974, concerning portraits of C.F. Abel and C.P.E. Bach
-letter from G.T. Dow-Smith, dated 11 May 1966, concerning a portraits of Elizabeth Adney and Captain John Bagge
-letter from the Earl of Aylesford, dated 10 February 1953, concerning a portrait of the third Earl of Aylesford
-two letters from Patrick Lindsay, Christie's, dated 2 & 16 October 1975, concerning a portrait of the Duke of Argyll
-newspaper cutting: Arnold, Geraldine. 1983. 'Mystery of the Missing Gainsborough', The Times 22 April 1983
Date[1920s-1985]
LevelFile
Extent1 file (45 images; 11 letters; 1 journal article; 1 newspaper cutting; 2 portrait descriptions; 1 handwritten list)
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