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Wooded Landscape with Cattle by a Pool (detail), oil on canvas by Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727–1788, photo credit: Gainsboroughs House
Seated in a rural idyll of a typical Suffolk landscape, the sitters dressed in fashionable contemporary attire are Mary, widow of Thomas Cobbold (1680 – 1752), a maltster from Bury St Edmunds, and their daughter Anne.
The ewe and lamb beautifully reflect the mother and daughter relationship and the painting offers the charming detail of the tiny parakeet on Mary’s hand and the rose on her dress.
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Gainsborough's House is the birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough and home to some of his finest works. The Gainsborough's House Society formed in 1958 to purchase the house and open it as a public museum. The museum has been open for 60 years and continues to operate as a charitable trust. Located in Sudbury, Suffolk, the house exhibits drawings and paintings that span Gainsborough's entire career as an artist. Purchases of framed and unframed art prints directly support the collection.
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Caroline Acton (d.1767)
Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727–1788
Descent from the Cross
Lambe Barry (1704–1768)
Mrs Mary Cobbold and Miss Cobbold, with a Lamb and a Ewe
Peter Darnell Muilman, Charles Crokatt and William Keable in a Landscape
The Mock Doctor
Gravelot, Hubert François Bourguignon, 1699–1773
Wooded Landscape with Cattle by a Pool
Abbas Hall, Suffolk
Bridgman, Henry, 1831–1909
Caroline Anne Horde
Dupont, Gainsborough, 1754–1797
Classical Landscape with Ruins
Kirby, John Joshua, 1716–1774
Harriet (1722–1795), Viscountess Tracy
John Clementson (1735–1805)
John Gainsborough (1711–1772)
Heins Senior, John Theodore, 1697–1756
John Vere (d.1790)
Lady Mendip (1725–1803)
Landscape with a Cow and a Sheep
Landscape with Peasant Children outside a Cottage
Lord Bernard Stuart (1622–1645)
Lucy Audley (1705–1774)
Margaret Gainsborough (1728–1797)
Mary Vere (d.1791)
Portrait of a Boy
Portrait of a Girl
Portrait of a Man, Possibly Charles Harding
Dupont, Richard Gainsborough, 1789–1874
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