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Thomas Gainsborough

Sudbury 1727 - London 1788
English portrait and landscape painter
(Wikipedia)
Bertram Mackennal
1913

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Description

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:
  1. 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.
  2. A viola and mandolin together with paint brushes, demonstrating Gainsborough's love of music.

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Inscription(s)

GAINSBOROUGH
1727.   1788.

Signature

B Mackennal
(relief) BM

Sculptor

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Location (N 52°2'18" - E 0°43'50")

Item Code: gbee046; Photograph: 25 June 2014
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