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Pouch Lady Bate-Dudley - Thomas Gainsborough

REF CH901040 EAN 3336729117925

 Pouch Lady Bate-Dudley - Thomas Gainsborough

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Pouch Lady Bate-Dudley - Thomas Gainsborough

This pouch published for the "English Painting" exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg (2019/2020) features the painting of Mary, Lady Bate Dudley by the English rococo painter Thomas Gainsborough.

Mary Bate-Dudley was married to Gainsborough's friend and champion, Henry Bate-Dudley. She's shown here in a romantic woodland setting, leaning on a classical pedestal and an urn. Her pose is languid yet statuesque and the gesture of her left hand suggests a refined sensibility. Unusually in Gainsborough's art, Lady Bate-Dudley's head is shown in profile. This is a dramatic ploy intended to elevate the painting beyond the everyday world of conventional portraiture to the realm of High Art.

Dimensions: 21 cm x 14.5 cm

Londres - Tate Gallery
Woman, Portrait
Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788)