Artist

托馬斯·庚斯博羅

生卒信息
薩德伯里 1727 - 1788 倫敦
價位
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The portraitist Thomas Gainsborough was the chief rival of Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723–92), doyen of English painting in the late eighteenth century, but unlike Reynolds he also excelled at landscape.

Gainsborough’s mature portraits follow Van Dyck in their stylish elegance but like his landscapes are executed in a much looser more ethereal technique which descends from French painting and the work of Watteau (1684–1721) and his successors. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Gainsborough’s popularity among collectors rose through acquisitions by the Rothschilds and the new American plutocracy.

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Market

Top 3 auction prices

5,753,000 $
2008
10,267,655 $
2019
10,515,120 $
2011
Books on Thomas Gainsborough

Hugh Belsey, Thomas Gainsborough: the Portraits, Fancy Pictures and Copies After Old Masters, New Haven, 2019.

Christoph Martin Vogtherr and Katherina Hoins, ed., Thomas Gainsborough: the Modern Landscape, exh. cat., Hamburg, 2018.

John Hayes, Gainsborough: Paintings and Drawings, London, 1975.

Mary Woodall, ed., The Letters of Thomas Gainsborough, Bradford, 1963.

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