Thomas Gainsborough

Standard Name: Gainsborough, Thomas

Connections

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Friends, Associates Sarah Trimmer
In London, Sarah met William Hogarth , Thomas Gainsborough , Sir Joshua Reynolds , and Dr Samuel Johnson . She attracted Johnson's notice by producing from her pocket a copy of Paradise Lost, when...
Leisure and Society Elizabeth, Margravine of Anspach
In 1778 Elizabeth Craven had her portrait painted by George Romney , apparently for Horace Walpole , who two years later wrote that he had hung it in his favourite blue room. Romney painted...
Leisure and Society Grace Elliott
Thomas Gainsborough painted GE (already publicly known to be a courtesan) and caused scandal by exhibiting her portrait at the Royal Academy .
This painting is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art , New York.
Conway, Alison. Private Interests. University of Toronto Press, 2001.
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Conway, Alison. Private Interests. University of Toronto Press, 2001.
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Leisure and Society Grace Elliott
Thomas Gainsborough exhibited at the Royal Academy another portrait of GE , painted some months earlier while she was pregnant, staring defiantly at the viewer.
This painting is now in the Frick Museum , New York.
Conway, Alison. Private Interests. University of Toronto Press, 2001.
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Conway, Alison. Private Interests. University of Toronto Press, 2001.
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Major, Joanne, and Sarah Murden. An Infamous Mistress: The Life, Loves and Family of the Celebrated Grace Dalrymple Elliott. Pen and Sword Books, 2016.
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Leisure and Society Catharine Macaulay
During her early years at Bath, CM gathered a like-minded circle and gave elegant dinner parties;
Hill, Bridget. The Republican Virago: The Life and Times of Catharine Macaulay, Historian. Clarendon Press, 1992.
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she sat for her portrait several times (once apparently to Gainsborough , though this painting is lost)...
Leisure and Society Mary Robinson
As a beautiful actress MR was frequently painted by artists, who included Richard Cosway , Thomas Gainsborough , Angelica Kauffmann , Thomas Lawrence , Joshua Reynolds , and George Romney . As the prince's mistress...
Leisure and Society Ann Thicknesse
Thomas Gainsborough , a family friend, painted her as an unmarried woman in an eye-catching pose in 1760. This portrait has become famous and is often reproduced. Gainsborough decided against exhibiting it publicly, but Mary Delany
Publishing Ann Thicknesse
While the title-page says Volume the First, the dedication to Richard Graves (a neighbour near Bath) hopes he will enjoy this second volume because he enjoyed the first.
Thicknesse, Ann. Sketches of the Lives and Writings of the Ladies of France. J. Dodsley, E. and C. Dilly, R. Cruttwell, and T. Shrimpton, 1778.
titlepage, iii
Elizabeth Carter is replaced...

Timeline

2 August 1788
The painter Thomas Gainsborough died at the age of sixty-two; he was buried beside his friend Joshua Kirby (father of Sarah Trimmer ) in Kew churchyard.