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Hubert-François Gravelot was a prolific and versatile designer who moved from Paris to London in 1732 and is credited with introducing the French ‘Rococo’ style to England. He was a drawing master at the St Martin’s Lane Academy and mentored Gainsborough at the outset of his career.
Hubert-François Gravelot (1699-1773)
‘Design for a Cartouche Supported by Putti, c1741’
Pencil with pen and ink on paper
26 x 22 cm
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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