Lot #630
Thomas Gainsborough

Rare pay order from the revered English portraitist
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Estimate: $3000+


Rare pay order from the revered English portraitist

English portrait and landscape painter (1727-1788) considered to be one of the most important portraitists of the 18th century. Autograph manuscript signed “Tho. Gainsborough,” one page, 7.5 x 4.5, November 10, 1757. Pay order issued to Bertie Burgh of Castle-yard, Holborn, directing him to pay Michael Thirkle "ten days after the date hereof the sum of Ten guineas," and to place to his own account. Signed at the conclusion by Thomas Gainsborough. In very good condition, with light staining, old tape on the back of fold splits, and an area of paper loss to the top edge.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #583 - Ended May 13, 2020

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