Edward Swinburne, 1785

  • Thomas Gainsborough, English, 1727-1788

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 27 1/8 × 23 1/2 inches (68.9 × 59.7 cm)
  • Framed: 35 3/4 × 32 × 3 1/4 inches (90.8 × 81.3 × 8.3 cm)

Gift of Mrs. Byron C. Foy in memory of her mother, Mrs. Walter P. Chrysler

49.508

On View

  • European: Grand Tour of Italy

Department

European Painting

  • Oil
  • Canvas
  • Portrait
  • Man
  • Painting (visual work)
  • England
  • Male portrait
  • Waist length portrait

Provenance

until ca. 1928, Swinburne family (Capheaton, England); 1928, (Howard Young Gallery, New York, New York, USA); Mrs. Byron C. Foy (New York, New York, USA); 1949-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Waterhouse E. "Preliminary Checklist of Portraits by Thomas Gainsborough." Walpole Society 33 (1953): p. 103. Waterhouse, E. Gainsborough. London, 1958, no. 647, p. 91, pl. 253. Richardson, E.P. Bulletin of the DIA 30, no. 1 (1950-51) pp. 2-4 (cover ill.). Bandes, Susan J. Pursuits and Pleasures: Baroque Paintings from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., Dennos Museum Center, Kalamazoo Art Museum, Kresge Art Museum, Muskegon Museum of Art. Battle Creek, 2003, pp. 20, 21 (ill.).

Rights Status

Thomas Gainsborough, Edward Swinburne, 1785, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. Byron C. Foy in memory of her mother, Mrs. Walter P. Chrysler, 49.508.