Tag: 1777

Portrait of Margaret Gainsborough holding a Theorbo (c.1777)

Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-1788) Portrait of Margaret Gainsborough holding a Theorbo c.1777 Oil on canvas, 90.2 × 69.9 cm National Gallery, London This unfinished portrait of Thomas Gainsborough’s youngest daughter, Margaret (1751–1820), playing a theorbo (a kind of lute) unites two particularly personal…

The Artist’s Daughter Mary (1777)

Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-1788) The Artist’s Daughter Mary 1777 Oil on canvas, 77.5 × 64.8 cm Tate Britain, London On loan to Gainsborough’s House (Sudbury, UK). Gainsborough was very fond of his two daughters and painted them frequently from childhood into their late…

Pomeranian Bitch and Puppy (c.1777)

Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-1788) Pomeranian Bitch and Puppy c.1777 Oil on canvas, 83.2 × 111.8 cm Tate Britain, London The two dogs in this painting belonged to the musician Carl Friedrich Abel, the last of the great viola da gamba virtuosi. Abel was…

Tristram and Fox (c.1775-1785)

Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-1788) Tristram and Fox c.1775–1785 Oil on canvas, 61 × 50.8 cm Tate Britain, London Gainsborough had a countryman’s love of dogs and included them in numerous portraits and landscape paintings. He also painted a few works where dogs…

Veduta sul Canale di Cannaregio, Venezia (c.1775-1780)

Guardi, Francesco (1712-1793) Veduta sul Canale di Cannaregio, Venezia (View on the Cannaregio Canal, Venice) c.1775–1780 Oil on canvas, 50 x 76.8 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington Compare: Guardi, Francesco (1712-1793) Veduta del Canale di Cannaregio a Venezia c.1770 Frick…

Portrait of Sarah Buxton (c.1776-1777)

Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-1788) Portrait of Sarah Buxton c.1776–1777 Oil on canvas, 110 x 87 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Together with Joshua Reynolds Thomas Gainsborough was one of the great 18th-century British portraitists. A certain rivalry existed between the two painters, which…

Désirée Clary

(1777–1860) Bernardine Eugénie Désirée Clary Queen Desideria Queen consort of Sweden and Norway (1818–1844) Désirée Clary in Film: Désirée 1954 Director: Henry Koster Cast: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons   Born November 8 1777 Marseille (France) Died December 17 1860 Stockholm (Sweden) Husband Charles XIV John…