As one of the most important artists in eighteenth-century Britain, Thomas Gainsborough’s influenced countless nationally significant artists from John Constable, Paul and John Nash to Maggi Hambling.

Over the years, Gainsborough’s House has asked artists, curators and critics to select their favourite Gainsborough work and explain what it means to them. Here is a selection of those responses.

Christoph Vogtherr

Nicole Farhi

Christopher Le Brun

Griff Rhys Jones

Andrew Lambirth

Maggi Hambling

Amanda Isaac

Loyd Grossman

Philip Mould OBE