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Thomas Gainsborough

Author: Martin Postle
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2002.
Series: British artists.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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British artist Gainsborough (1727-1788) is "admired for the grandeur of his society portraits and his sumptuous pastoral landscapes." This book by the Senior Tate Curator in London traces the artists's career "from his boyhood in rural Suffolk to the pinnacle of commercial success at the Court of George III."
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Thomas Gainsborough; Thomas Gainsborough
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Postle
ISBN: 0691114595 9780691114590
OCLC Number: 51730946
Notes: First published London: Tate pub., 2002.
Description: 80 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: 'Nature was his teacher' --
'The curs'd Face Business' --
'Composition in the Landskip way' --
'Thomas Gainsborough, R.A.' --
'The Apollo of the Palace'.
Series Title: British artists.
Responsibility: Martin Postle.

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British artist Gainsborough (1727-1788) is "admired for the grandeur of his society portraits and his sumptuous pastoral landscapes." This book by the Senior Tate Curator in London traces the artists's career "from his boyhood in rural Suffolk to the pinnacle of commercial success at the Court of George III."

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