Thomas GainsboroughMrs Susanna Gardiner c.1780-5

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Artist
Thomas Gainsborough (1727‑1788)
Title
Mrs Susanna Gardiner
Date c.1780-5
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 756 x 629 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Miss Marjorie Gainsborough Gardiner 1965
Reference
T00726
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Thomas Gainsborough 1727–1788

T00726 Mrs Susanna Gardiner circa 1780–85

Not inscribed.
Canvas, 29¾ x 24¾ (75.5 x 63) in painted oval, 28 x 24 (71 x 61).
Presented by Miss Marjorie Gainsborough Gardiner 1954, with life interest; entered the collection 1965.
Coll: Family descent through the sitter’s son (or grandson), the Rev. Gainsborough Gardiner; his son the Rev. Edward R. Gardiner, father of the donor.
Exh: National Art Treasures Exhibition, Folkestone, 1886 (844, as by Dupont), lent by the Rev. E. R. Gardiner.
Lit: Mrs. Arthur Bell, Thomas Gainsborough, 1897, p. 67.

Gainsborough’s youngest sister Susanna married a Mr. Gardiner and settled in Bath. This portrait is not listed by Ellis Waterhouse. According to Mrs… (read more)

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