Gainsborough in London

Gainsborough in London


Gainsborough was one of the most important British artists of the 18th-century, and his years in London from 1774 to 1788 were the best of his entire career. Through meticulous research, this book provides an account of how he carved a place for himself in the art world of late 18th-century London.

From designing his home and studio to maintaining an ever-expanding schedule of wealthy patrons, author Susan Sloman gives a comprehensive study of these important years of Gainsborough’s life; culminating in the establishment of the Royal Academy, of which he was a founder. During this time, London was becoming a centre for the arts, and Sloman reexamines the works he sent to annual shows in relation to the Royal Academy’s exhibition culture.

This book contains new material about Gainsborough’s technique, based on the firsthand accounts of studio visitors and examinations of his pictures. A major contribution to the study of 18th-century art, it addresses the whole range of his work, from his portraits and landscapes to his fancy pictures.

Product Code 1050951
Author Susan Sloman
Dimensions 23.11 cm x 3.3 cm x 28.19 cm
Format Hardback
Pages 412
Publisher Modern Art Press
Published March 2021
ISBN 9780956800787
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