Study of a Woman, seen from the Back


  • Title

    Study of a Woman, seen from the Back

  • Artist/maker

    Thomas Gainsborough (1727 - 1788)
  • Associated place

    Europe (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1760 - 1770
  • Material and technique

    black chalk and stump, heightened with white on greyish brown paper

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    sheet 49 x 30.5 cm (height x width)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Mrs Alice Jessie Mott, in memory of her husband Charles Egerton Mott, 1959.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Taylor, Gerald L., Seventeenth and eighteenth century English drawings in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1974), illus. p. 15

Brown, David Blayney, Ashmolean Museum Oxford: Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings, iv: The Earlier British Drawings: British Artists and Foreigners Working in Britain Born Before c. 1775 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1982)

Cormack, Malcolm, The Paintings of Thomas Gainsborough (Cambridge University Press, 1993), illus. p. 80 no. 25

Levey, Michael, ‘Thomas Gainsborough: Dawing of a Woman Seen from Back’, The Ashmolean vol. 15, (2000), p. 9

Bryant, Julius, Kenwood: Paintings in the Iveagh Bequest (Yale University Press, 2003), fig. 10

Harrison Colin, Palmer Caroline, Wodehouse Katherine, Dickinson Harry, Great British Drawings (Oxford, 2015), p. 74 no. 11

Brown, Jim, Pendell House, Bletchingley 1636 - 2016 (DB Publishing, 2017), illus. p. 126

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