‘Gainsborough’ by William Vaughan

by Gainsborough's House

£8.95

Gainsborough is one of the most appealing artists of the eighteenth century. Renowned for such elegant portraits as The Blue Boy and Countess Howe, he also pioneered a new form of landscape with a moody sensibility that prefigured the Romantic movement. A brilliant draughtsman, his art throughout is full of inventiveness and visual delight.

210 x 150mm

Paperback
224 pages, colour illustrations

Published by Thames & Hudson

All purchases support Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury, Suffolk

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Description

William Vaughan draws on recently discovered material to provide a fresh perspective on both the life and art of this master. He shows how closely Gainsborough’s innovative manner can be connected to contemporaneous social and political developments in Britain, in particular the celebration of original genius in a time of burgeoning entrepreneurial commercialism.
Above all, he demonstrates how, beneath the artist’s charm,
there lay a bedrock of shrewd observation and pictorial
intelligence that gives his work a value for all times.

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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, Gainsborough's House is currently undergoing an exciting new development, Reviving an Artist’s Birthplace. This is a two-year, £10.5m project to refurbish the House and build new galleries behind, to become the National Centre for Gainsborough.

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