Gainsborough Loan to Getty
|Thomas Gainsborough, Going to Market, Early Morning, 1773. Private collection|
The Getty Museum is showing Thomas Gainsborough's Going to Market, Early Morning as a loan from an unidentified collector. The painting is one of three sold by Royal Holloway College, London, in the early 1990s. (Another, Turner's Van Tromp, going about to please his Masters, is now owned by the Getty.) The Gainsborough more recently changed hands for £7.96 million (about $10.3 million) at Sotheby's London in July 2019. Though Gainsborough is best known for portraits, works such as Going to Market were innovative for their focus on British landscape, light, and weather.
|Detail, Going to Market, Early Morning|