Thomas Gainsborough 1727–1788
T00726 Mrs Susanna Gardiner circa 1780–85
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.