Thomas Gainsborough lived as if electricity shot through his sinews and crackled at his finger ends. James Hamilton reveals Gainsborough in his many contexts: the easy-going Suffolk lad, transported to the heights of fashion by a natural talent; a gentle and empathetic family man, whose volatility could lead him to slash his paintings; the rake-on-the-make in London; the charming and amusing friend of royalty; the top society-portrait painter in Bath and London who earned huge sums by bringing the right people into his studio.
James Hamilton’s Gainsborough: A Portrait transforms our understanding of this fascinating man and the century that bore him.
Suitable for over 16s and adults.
Part of Derby Book Festival. To find out more about Derby Book Festival, visit the Festival Website.
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