Gainsborough : a portrait / James Hamilton.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson,
ISBN: 9781474600521 (hbk.) :
Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) lived as if electricity shot through his sinews and crackled at his finger ends. He was a gentle and empathetic family man, but had a volatility that could lead him to slash his paintings, and a loose libidinous way of speaking, writing and behaving that shocked many deeply. In this exhilarating new biography - the first in decades - James Hamilton reveals Gainsborough in his many contexts.
xvi, 420 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
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