Thomas Gainsborough

Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) was born in Sudbury on the Stour Valley near the west end of the Dedham Vale AONB. He was one of the earliest native painters to produce serious landscapes & many of his greatest works were based on the Suffolk countryside, characterised by the flatness, open fields, wooded copses and rutted roads, with which he was familiar- works like Tate Britain's Wooded Landscape & the National Gallery's Cornard Wood. And of course the setting of Mr & Mrs Andrews.

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