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Thomas Gainsborough. 18th century English portrait and landscape painter

Posted On: Aug 2, 2021   |   Posted By: Chez Namaste Nancy

Thomas Gainsborough. 18th century English portrait and landscape painter

Historical hottie du jour: Gainsborough Dupont. Took art lessons from his uncle Thomas Gainsborough, whose birthday is today.May 14, 1727. Thomas Gainsborough FRSA - 2 August 1788) was an English portrait and landscape painter, draughtsman, and printmaker. He surpassed his rival Sir Joshua Reynolds to become the dominant British portraitist of the second half of the 18th century.
In this image: Thomas Gainsborough (1727 - 1788), Holywells Park, um 1748 - 1750. Öl auf Leinwand, 50,8 x 66 cm. Ipswich Museum and Gallery © Ipswich Museum and Gallery.
To the casual museum goer, Georgian portraiture conjures stiff, self-satisfied images of frilly costumes and gravity-defying hairdos. The art of Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88), however, like that of his contemporary Joshua Reynolds, was more than smooth finishes and frippery.
Among the portraits Thomas Gainsborough painted while living in Bath is a small likeness of a young boy in shirt and waistcoat, clutching a handful of paintbrushes...

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