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About the exhibition
Exhibitionfocuses on the early years and the works of Thomas Gainsborough (1727 - 1788). The exhibition explores how one of the leading British artists of his era took the first steps in the art world, inspired by the landscapes around the hometown of Sudbury. Then he studied in London in the 1740s, and then returned to Suffolk around 1748. This is a particularly important exhibition for Gainsborough House, because the accompanying catalog publishes the latest discoveries in the artist’s biography. Namely, how two murders in his family opened the way to the world of art for him.

This exhibition will feature paintings from the collection of the House of Gainsborough, new acquisitions and leased works that will give a new insight into the early life and development of the artist. The exhibition is based on an outstanding collection of paintings and engravings, dating from the 1740s.
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