Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury, The Parlour

7"x9" pen and lumocolour pencil on rough watercolour paper

It was late afternoon before we arrived here, but what a treat! Not only to see the house where Thomas Gainsborough was brought up before he later moved on to Bath and then London, but because there was a collection of his paintings in the house. Everyone had gone, so I could enjoy these paintings one by one, and observe closely his fantastic ability to capture likeness and character. They wouldn’t let me photograph, but were very happy for me to sketch, so sketch I did. This is the parlour with some of his paintings hung in a quiet and intimate setting.


~ by noelgarner on November 6, 2010.

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