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Thomas Gainsborough

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  • Also influential are painters such as Thomas Gainsborough and Rococo artist Jean-Honoré Fragonard, who portrayed the eighteenth-century culture of excess.

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  • Also influential are painters such as Thomas Gainsborough and Rococo artist Jean-Honoré Fragonard, who portrayed the eighteenth-century culture of excess.

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  • Another top British entry at Christie's will be Thomas Gainsborough's portrait of the beautiful Miss Read, later Mrs. William Villebois, dressed to kill in shimmering powder-blue silk from circa 1775-1777 estimate: £4 million-£6 million.

    A Week of Masters Descends

  • London's Lowell Libson gallery will show a group of notable landscapes by Thomas Gainsborough, including "Wooded Landscape with Horseman" circa 1762, a delicate watercolor priced at around €350,000.

    The Art World's Yearly Pilgrimage

  • If you can't laugh at Anthony van Dyck's boozed-up cavaliers, Thomas Gainsborough's cadaverous, blue-faced debutantes or Damien Hirst's 13-foot shark in a few thousand gallons of formaldehyde, you're really missing out on some great fun.

    Three Tips for Surviving the Art Museum

  • Human beings, to be sure, have felt the need to represent animals in art for centuries, from Albrecht Dürer's hare to Thomas Gainsborough's dogs.

    Wildlife Without Life

  • At Christie's, a 1778 painting of Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl of Chesterfield, by Thomas Gainsborough, depicts a relaxed moment in the life of an English gentleman.

    Renewed Interest in the Old

  • But there's also an unevenness to his oeuvre, at least as selected for this exhibition, that exposes an elusive artist, and perhaps explains why Zoffany isn't as well known as some of his more famous contemporaries, such as William Hogarth, Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough a wonderful 1772 portrait of whom is included here.

    On the Strength of His Portraits

  • Hodgkin paints in that British tradition going back to Thomas Gainsborough of aliveness to the colours of nature.

    Howard Hodgkin

  • His decision to remove paintings by the likes of Thomas Gainsborough and Joshua Reynolds that had hung in South Africa's National Gallery for 63 years provoked a fierce backlash, with one magazine fuming that the museum's reputation had been "trashed".

    Gallery director defends decision to swap Gainsborough for African works

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