The Watering Place

The view depicted in the left middle ground of 'The Watering Place' is a slightly altered reduction of the landscape in 'A Shepherd with his Flock in a Woody Landscape'. They were probably executed about the same time, around 1615-22.

Gainsborough paid homage to Rubens's work in his own landscape painting of this title, also in the Collection.

Key facts

Artist dates
1577 - 1640
Full title
Peasants with Cattle by a Stream in a Woody Landscape ('The Watering Place')
Date made
about 1615-22
Medium and support
Oil on oak
99.4 x 135 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought with a contribution from the Art Fund, 1936
Inventory number
Location in Gallery