Make Up Bag

£15.00

A beautifully designed zipped bag featuring detail from a painting in the collection at Gainsborough’s House – a stylish way to store your make up. With Thomas Gainsborough’s words on the reverse, a delightful reference to teaching his daughters Margaret and Mary to paint so they might earn a living.

“But you must know I’m upon a scheme of learning them both to paint Landscape…I think (and indeed always did myself) that I had better do this than make fine trumpery of them, and let them be led away with Vanity, and ever subject to disappointment in the wild Goose chace”
(1764)

Inspired by his writings, an extract from a letter written by Gainsborough to James Unwin in 1764, it makes a truly worthy addition to any dressing table.

22 x 13.5 x 3.5 cm

Made in the UK

Exclusive to Gainsborough’s House

All purchases support Gainsborough’s House

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.

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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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If you are not satisfied with your purchase, or it is damaged in transit, please notify us within fourteen (14) working days of receiving your goods. We would prefer you to telephone us with details of your complaint on 01787 372958, but you may also email us at liz@gainsborough.org Please return your order to us at the address below, in its original condition, with any seals and shrink wrap intact within 30 days of receiving the item(s). Please enclose the original delivery note to help us identify your order. Goods must be returned at your own cost unless faulty and we would recommend that you return the goods by recorded delivery. We can only accept the return, and refund opened items if they are faulty. Please return your items to: Gainsborough's House 46 Gainsborough Street Sudbury Suffolk CO10 2EU

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