Thomas Gainsborough’s Family Album

Address:
National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin’s Place (just off Trafalgar Square), London
Tel:
0207 306 0055

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
22nd November 2018 to 3rd February 2019
10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Thu, Sat-Sun); 10 AM to 9 PM (Fri)
Tickets & Cost:
£14.50 to £16.00
See npg.org.uk

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Gainsborough's Family Album collects together more than fifty works from public and private collections around the world to give an insight into the private life of one of Britain's greatest painters: Thomas Gainsborough.

The exhibition encompasses his entire career from start to finish, charting his rise from a provincial artist to metropolitan fame and fortune.

Highlights include the twelve surviving portraits of Gainsborough's daughters -- the first time that they have all been shown together in the UK.

 

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