Gainsborough's Family Album

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The easy representation of ourselves and our loved ones is something we take for granted. Historically, few artists had the time or inclination to make portraits of their relations.

Gainsborough was the exception. Despite his famous antipathy towards portraiture, he painted and drew over fifty portraits of her extended family.

Originally published to accompany the first major exhibition devoted to this remarkable and highly personal aspect of the artist’s work, this 'family album' brings together some of his best loved works, as well as many that are little known and rarely exhibited, offering new insight into his life, motivation and work.

 

 

Author: David H. Solkin, Ann Bermingham, Susan Sloman

Format: Hardback

Size: 24 x 28 cm, 192 pages

Publisher: National Portrait Gallery, London

ISBN: 9781855147904


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