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Gainsborough, Thomas 1727-1788

Works: 884 works in 1,907 publications in 9 languages and 29,559 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Records and correspondence  Art  History  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Honoree, Composer, Other, Dedicatee, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: ND497.G2, 759.2
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The art of Thomas Gainsborough : "a little business for the eye" by Michael Rosenthal( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Rosenthal provides a lively account of Gainsborough's varied life and diverse artworks. Rosenthal also examines for the first time the artist's oeuvre as a whole and how the trajectory of his career reflected the problems, dilemmas and situations that were common to other painters of his time. This book sets Gainsborough's art within its social and cultural contexts, shedding new light on the art worlds of London and the English provinces and on the ways in which Gainsborough's painting would have been seen and understood by his contemporaries." "The book begins by charting the geography and professional tactics of a career that took Gainsbourgh from London to Suffolk, Bath and eventually back to London. Rosenthal looks at such wide-ranging topics as how artists manipulated the press, the issue of likeness in portraiture, how rivalries between painters were handled in public and private, and the pressures of the public exhibition. The second part of the book explores the manifestations of Gainsborugh's aesthetic in portraiture, landscape painting and paintings of sensibility. Rosenthal concludes with a discussion of the problem of defining a role and proper form for the fine arts at a time of rapid social change and innovation."--Jacket
Thomas Gainsborough by John T Hayes( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in 3 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Gainsborough : 1727-1788 by Thomas Gainsborough( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) was one of the masters of 18th-century art. This stunning book, published to accompany a major international exhibition covering the artist's entire career, reveals the sheer range, quality, and originality of Gainsborough's work, from his engagingly naturalistic landscapes and touching images of children to his sophisticated and glamorous society portraits. In their revealing essay, Michael Rosenthal and Martin Myrone explore Gainsborough's dynamic involvement with the social world of his day, while other essays explore his subtle approach to the lucrative world of fashionable portraiture and the often pointed social commentary behind his seductive landscapes. This volume provides new and refreshing insights into Gainsborough as an artist who succeeded in creating an experimental and modern art for his own time, and whose works remain vital and rewarding today
Gainsborough as printmaker by John T Hayes( Book )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gainsborough drawings by John T Hayes( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gainsborough at Gainsborough's House by Hugh Belsey( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps the greatest of all English artists, Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) was born in the small town of Sudbury on the river Stour in Suffolk. His house is now both a museum and a research center for Gainsborough studies. It holds an outstanding collection of paintings, drawings, prints, books, and memorabilia relating to the artist and his time. This book presents both the highlights of this collection, which has not hitherto been published, and significant new research and insights relating to Gainsborough's art, character, and career. Works in the collection include fine examples by Gainsborough himself at all stages of his career, along with paintings and engravings by the artist's mentors, Francis Hayman and Hubert-Francois Gravelot, and by his followers, notably his nephew Gainsborough Dupont and Thomas Rowlandson, and by other East Anglian artists, including John Constable
The life and works of Gainsborough by Linda Doeser( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Compilation of Works from the Bridgeman Art Library
Music for Gainsborough by Charivari Agréable (Musical group)( )

2 editions published in 2000 and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The landscape paintings of Thomas Gainsborough : a critical text and catalogue raisonné by John T Hayes( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue raisonné
Thomas Gainsborough by Ronald Sutherland Gower( Book )

8 editions published in 1903 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gainsborough's Giovanna Baccelli by Elizabeth Einberg( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of Gainsborough, 1727-1788 by Jonathan Norton Leonard( Book )

6 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and French and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life, times, and works of the 18th-century English painter
Letters by Thomas Gainsborough( Book )

18 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Gainsborough by Oliver Millar( Book )

15 editions published in 1949 in 4 languages and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gainsborough by Ellis Kirkham Waterhouse( Book )

10 editions published in 1966 in 3 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gainsborough by Max Rothschild( Book )

19 editions published between 1909 and 1913 in 3 languages and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gainsborough : paintings and drawings by Thomas Gainsborough( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Thomas Gainsborough by Thomas Gainsborough( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Once described as 'brilliant but eccentric ... too licentious to be published, ' Gainsborough's letters delighted his friends and they delight us. This book gathers together all the known letters by the illustrious eighteenth-century British painter and connects them with a narrative of Gainsborough's life that gives the correspondence a biographical coherence." "The letters reveal a man who was generous and warm-hearted, devoted to his family and friends, convivial, often dissipated yet modest and God-fearing, usually sensible in his own affairs and always so in the advice he gave to others. We also learn a great deal about Gainsborough's painting: his methods and techniques, his attitude toward portraiture and landscape, his relationships with his patrons, the prices he charged, his concern about how his pictures were hung, and his ambivalence about the value of the Royal Academy exhibitions. Running through the letters, too, is his love of music and his friendship with musicians." "The 110 letters, which include correspondence with Gainsborough's friends and relative, are supplemented by 37 documents in the artist's own hand, chiefly instructions to his bankers and receipts for payments from clients. Illustrations are included of all the people to whom Gainsborough wrote whose portraits exist and of friends and works of art described in the letters."--Jacket
The paintings of Thomas Gainsborough by Malcolm Cormack( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first introduction to the art and life of Thomas Gainsborough to appear for many years. Gainsborough has long been an attractive and popular figure in the history of English art, but this book shows that he was more than the well-known painter of The Blue Boy and the perennial rival to Joshua Reynolds. His role as a prototype for the modern idea of "the artist as Romantic" is discussed, while his deep knowledge of the art of the past is revealed to demonstrate his eclectic yet individual reworking of older styles. An introduction and seventy-five carefully selected paintings and drawings explain Gainsborough's life and art and his important role in the development of an independent English school. Both text and illustrations provide a unique up-to-date and perceptive survey that will be of interest to the scholar and general reader alike
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The art of Thomas Gainsborough : "a little business for the eye"
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