THOMAS
GAINSBOROUGH
(1727-1788)
 

  • Biography:
     
         He is one of the most outstandinsg retratistas of the English rococo. He shared with Reynolds the fundatión of the Academy. He was the paintor of the select clientela, and even became the paintor of king George III. In his portraits he tries to adapt de cualquier síntoma académico en pro of his personal style. Suele infundir una profunda psicología to his characters at the same time as he gives them a soft movement through hábil pincelada. He showed a preference for female portraits.

    T. Gainsborough: Lady Howe, c.1750. T. Gainsborough, Lady Howe, c.1750, oil on canvas.
    T. Gainsborough: Portrait of a Lady in Blue, c.1778. T. Gainsborough, Portrait of a Lady in Blue, c.1778, oil on canvas.
    T. Gainsborough: Mrs. Richard Brinsley Sheridan, 1785-1786. T. Gainsborough, Mrs. Richard Brinsley Sheridan, c.1785-1786, oil on canvas.

    Written by:
    Beatriz Aragonés Escobar.
    Bachelor of Art History


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