Landskips China Mug


Gainsborough’s letters delighted his friends and they delight us. Add a little style to your coffee table with this bone china mug, decorated with his words. Inspired by his writings, featuring an extract from a letter written by Thomas Gainsborough to William Jackson from the 1770s.

‘I’m sick of Portraits and wish very much to take my Viol da Gam and walk off to some sweet Village where I can paint Landskips and enjoy the Fag End of Life in quietness & ease‘ (c1770)

Exclusive to Gainsborough’s House.

8.5cm tall

Made in the UK

All purchases support Gainsborough’s House.

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Thomas Gainsborough message card (£3.00)

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Thomas Gainsborough message card (£3.00)

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‘Thomas Gainsborough’s letters reveal a man who was generous and warm-hearted, devoted to his family and friends, usually sensible in his own affairs and always so in the advice he gave to others.’

The Gainsborough’s House collection includes a significant collection of books and manuscripts dating from Gainsborough’s lifetime. Original letters written by Gainsborough to friends and patrons not only reveal a great deal about his interactions and professional affairs, but also provide crucial information about his character and temperament. We also learn much about his art: his methods and techniques; his materials; and his concern with how his pictures were displayed.

This Bone China mug is screen-printed and decorated in the UK. Once decorated the mugs are fired in traditional kilns overnight for a vibrant, durable finish.

Handwash recommended.

Safe for use in a microwave.