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Gainsborough Lady Bate-Dudley Stole

REF CH100467 EAN 3336729118007

 Gainsborough Lady Bate-Dudley Stole

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Gainsborough Lady Bate-Dudley Stole

This stole is inspired by the work of the English painter Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), Lady-Bate Dudley, around 1787. Oil on canvas. H. 221 ; L. 184, 5 cm.
Private collection, on deposit at Tate Britain since 1989, London, Tate

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: 160 cm x 60 cm

Londres - Tate Gallery
Woman, Portrait
Art movement
18th century
Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788)