Lives of Gainsborough (Lives of the Artists) (Paperback)


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A collection of the contemporary texts about Thomas Gainsborough, a leading British portraitist and landscape painter in the eighteenth century.

Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788) was a leading English landscape and portrait painter, draftsman, and printmaker who is now considered one of the most important British artists of the eighteenth century. This volume illuminates his life, career, personality, and passions through three diverse character sketches by Philip Thicknesse, an eccentric British adventurer, businessman, and writer; William Jackson, an artist and close friend to Gainsborough; and Sir Joshua Reynolds, an English portrait painter and the first president of the Royal Academy of Arts. An obituary published shortly after Gainsborough’s death lends insight into the artist’s impact. An introduction by Anthony Mould, a British art dealer and independent scholar, offers an overview of Gainsborough’s life and career.

About the Author

Philip Thicknesse (1719-1792) was an eccentric British adventurer, writer, businessman, and soldier.
William Jackson (1730-1803) was an English organist, composer, and music teacher.
Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) was an English portrait painter who was a founder and the first president of the Royal Academy of Arts.

Anthony Mould is a British art dealer and independent scholar specializing in eighteenth-century portraiture.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781606066645
ISBN-10: 1606066641
Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum
Publication Date: April 20th, 2021
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Lives of the Artists