William Vaughan draws on recently discovered material to provide a fresh perspective on both the life and art of this master. He shows how closely Gainsborough’s innovative manner can be connected to contemporaneous social and political developments in Britain, in particular the celebration of original genius in a time of burgeoning entrepreneurial commercialism.
Above all, he demonstrates how, beneath the artist’s charm,
there lay a bedrock of shrewd observation and pictorial
intelligence that gives his work a value for all times.
ISBN: 978 -0-500203-58-3