Cosmetic Pencil Case

£14.00

A beautifully designed zipped bag featuring detail from a painting in the collection at Gainsborough’s House – a useful bag for storing cosmetic brushes and accessories.

Inspired by his writings, an extract from a letter written by Gainsborough to William Hoare in 1773. With Thomas’s words on the reverse of this pouch, it is a delightful reference to his thoughts that in portrait painting there must be ‘a lustre and finishing to bring it up to individual life’.

‘…there must be Variety of lively touches and surprizing Effects to make the Heart dance.’
(1773)

19.5 x 10 cm

Made in the UK

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Description

Material: 100% cotton outer and lining

Fully lined
Surface wash only

‘Thomas Gainsborough’s letters reveal a man who was generous and warm-hearted, devoted to his family and friends, usually sensible in his own affairs and always so in the advice he gave to others.’

The Gainsborough’s House collection includes a significant collection of books and manuscripts dating from Gainsborough’s lifetime. Original letters written by Gainsborough to friends and patrons not only reveal a great deal about his interactions and professional affairs, but also provide crucial information about his character and temperament. We also learn much about his art: his methods and techniques; his materials; and his concern with how his pictures were displayed.

Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1787)
Mary Vere (d.1791) c.1753
Oil on canvas
76.2 x 63.4 cm
©Gainsborough’s House
www.gainsborough.org/collection

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Gainsborough's House

Gainsborough's House is in the heart of Suffolk, in Sudbury, and the birthplace and childhood home of Thomas Gainsborough – one of the great figures of British and World Art history, renowned not only in his advancement of portraiture to a higher level but also in being one of the founders of the British School of landscape painting.
A bricked Georgian Grade-I listed house with an intimate walled garden featuring a 400 year old Mulberry Tree, in 2019, the Gainsborough’s House Society received an investment of £10m to upgrade and ‘revive the artist’s birthplace’. On 21 November 2022, the museum re-opened to the public after a transformational refurbishment. The museum is the international centre for Thomas Gainsborough and is now the largest gallery in Suffolk.

Visitors can view the family house, the new gallery spaces, examples of Gainsborough’s work, alongside specialist exhibitions and the famed garden and Mulberry Tree dating to the early 1600s. The space also has a cafe and visitor’s shop.

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