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Description - Gainsborough by William Vaughan

William Vaughan puts Gainsborough's work into the context of contemporaneous social and political developments in Britain, and in particular the celebration of original genius in a time of burgeoning entrepreneurial commercialism. He also discusses thoroughly Gainsborough's life and work - his childhood in Suffolk; his 'apprenticeship' in London; his marriage and the birth of his daughters; his move back to Suffolk and the birth of his career; his move to Bath and his incredible success as a society portrait painter; his move to London in 1774 where he reached the peak of his career, despite falling out with the Royal Academy and not being appointed official painter to the King; and his death in 1778.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780500203583
ISBN-10: 050020358X
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 150mm x 15mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - William Vaughan

William Vaughan is Professor of the History of Art at Birkbeck College, University of London. Among his other books are British Painting: The Golden Age and Romanticism and Art, both of which are also in the World of Art series.

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