Gainsborough’s House – Reviving an Artist’s Birthplace


This book documents in pictures Reviving An Artist’s Birthplace, the ambitious project to transform Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury, into an international centre for Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) in the unique setting of the artist’s of the artist’s birthplace and childhood home. With support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the £10 million transformation is the most significant development in the history of Gainsborough’s House since it opened as a museum in 1961. It involved four years of renovation and reconfiguration of the Grade I-listed Georgian townhouse, alongside the construction of a new three storey building, to provide new spaces for exhibitions, displays and learning.

This book of photographs by Anne-Katrin Purkiss is the record of the journey.

28 x 24cm


111 pages, colour illustrations

Published by Gainsborough’s House Society

All purchases support Gainsborough’s House

IBSN: 9780946511662

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