Gainsborough: A Portrait

Non-Fiction, Art, Design & Photography, Art, Artist Monographs & Biographies
Paperback Published on: 09/08/2018
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Thomas Gainsborough lived as if electricity shot through his sinews and crackled at his finger ends. He was a gentle and empathetic family man, but had a shockingly loose, libidinous manner and a volatility that could lead him to slash his paintings.

James Hamilton reveals the artist in his many contexts: the talented Suffolk lad, transported to the heights of fashion; the rake-on-the-make in London, learning his craft in the shadow of Hogarth; the society-portrait painter in Bath and London who earned huge sums by charming the right people into his studio.

With fresh insights into original sources, Gainsborough: A Portrait transforms our understanding of this fascinating man, and enlightens the century that bore him.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781474601061
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Weight: 345g
  • Dimensions: 199 x 145 x 27 mm

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Sparkling biography of the great 18th century painter.
James Hamilton, author of the enigmatic Mr JMW Turner, now turns his expertise to the greatest portrait painter of the 18th century. Thomas Gainsborough, a... READ MORE