Exclusive to the National Gallery Shop, this quality 100% cotton tea towel captures all the painterly quality of the famous Gainsborough portrait, Mr and Mrs Andrews, from the Gallery's collection; inspiration for photographic work in the Seduced by Art exhibition.
One of Gainsborough's early masterpieces, it was painted after his return home from London to Suffolk in 1748, soon after the marriage of Robert Andrews of the Auberies and Frances Carter of Ballingdon House, near Sudbury, in November of that year. The landscape evokes Robert Andrews's estate, to which his marriage added property. He has a gun under his arm, while his wife sits on an elaborate Rococo-style wooden bench. The painting of Mrs Andrews's lap is unfinished. The space may have been reserved for a child for Mrs Andrews to hold.
Tea towel is 100% cotton. Measures 68 x 48 cm.