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Robert Butcher of Walthamstow
Gainsborough, Thomas
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Gainsborough, Thomas

Sudbury (United Kingdom), 1727 - London (United Kingdom), 1788

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Robert Butcher of Walthamstow

Ca. 1765. Oil on canvas. Not on display

This portrait of a man in a wig has the subtle psychological penetration typical of Gainsborough’s portraits executed in Bath in the 1760s. Its austere, apparently simple composition reveals the technical mastery of the artist’s works at this period, prior to the development of his more brilliant and sumptuous mature style.

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Gainsborough, Thomas
Robert Butcher of Walthamstow
Ca. 1765
Height: 75 cm; Width: 62 cm
Acquisition to Marshall Spink, 1955

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Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 1806.
Autor, Thomas Gainsborough / 1806. Asunto, Retrato de Mr. Robert Butcher. / Lienzo, de 75 X 62 cms. / Nº del catálogo 2990 / Adquirido por el Patronato del Museo a Marshall Spink, de Londres, en 750 Libras esterlinas, el 19 - noviembre 1955

Update date: 04-11-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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