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Gainsborough’s House is the birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) – one of the greatest 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. The house was bought by John Gainsborough, the artist’s father, in May 1722. Of late medieval origins he remodelled it with the addition of an elegant brick façade shortly after its purchase and it became the childhood home for Thomas and his eight brothers and sisters.
In the new and exciting National Centre for Gainsborough you will be able to see Gainsborough’s masterpieces, exhibitions of international appeal, contemporary art and a landscape studio with panoramic views over Sudbury. Nowhere else in the world can such a wide collection of Gainsborough’s art be seen in a single setting. In Suffolk’s new visual arts centre, discover how a burgeoning and enthusiastic boy became one of the greatest artists of any age.
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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