Gainsborough’s Cottage Door

ISBN: 9781907372506
Artist(s): Thomas Gainsborough
Author(s): Hugh Belsey
Format: paperback
Year published: 2013
Publisher: Paul Holberton Publishing
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 120
Illustrations: 80 colour illustrations


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Inspired by the recent identification of a third autograph version of Gainsborough’s masterpiece The Cottage Door, this book examines the significance of the multiple versions of designs that the artist produced during the 1780s. It demonstrates that without the pressure of exhibiting his work annually at the Academy and without a string of sitters waiting for their finished portraits, Gainsborough’s work became more personal, more thoughtful. This study of the last phase of the artist s work is a totally fresh interpretation of not only The Cottage Door but other key works such as Mrs Sheridan and Diana and Acteon.


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