Bronze statue of Gainsborough in a long overcoat, open to reveal his waist coat and cravat, as he looks over the market square, towards Gainsborough House, pausing from painting and resting a brush on the palette.
On the plinth are two reliefs:
- A woman sitting on a rock under a tree holding a violin. This is Sir Bertram Mackennal's version of Gainsborough's Portrait of Mrs Sheridan (Mellon collection, Washington National Gallery, in 1913 in the collection of the Baron Lionel de Rothschild). She, however, like Gainsborough's other sitters does not hold a musical instrument.
- A viola and mandolin together with paint brushes, demonstrating Gainsborough's love of music.
- Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal (Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia 1863 - Watcombe Hall, near Torquay 1931),
Australian sculptor and medallist
Sources & Information
- Recording Archive for Public Sculpture in Norfolk & Suffolk, Bishop Aelfhun.
Location (N 52°2'18" - E 0°43'50")
Item Code: gbee046; Photograph: 25 June 2014
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