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Tomkinson ancestors

This print* hung in Aunt Joyce’s drawing room. The original was at her home at Willingon Hall, Cheshire, until her nephew sold it. Other family members were painted by Gainsborough. 119 more words

April: Lincoln & London

On Friday afternoon, T and I arrived in Royston where we were met by my cousin Clare.  Once again, we were made to feel completely at home (and a bit like celebrities as our bedroom even had our names on a marquee!).   2,316 more words


Say 'Hello' to Henry VIII at Gainsborough Old Hall

On Sunday we decided to take a short drive up to Gainsborough Old Hall. We’d noticed some events advertised for this weekend and despite having lived only 15 miles from Gainsborough for many years, we’d never visited this lovely old manor. 1,026 more words

Travel And History

The Life and Times of Thomas Gainsborough

Little Waldingfield History Society was delighted to welcome art historian and Gainsborough House director Mark Bills to talk to us about the life and art of Sudbury old boy Thomas Gainsborough. 1,599 more words


PhD Studentship, The Landscape Painter’s Studio in the Age of Exhibitions: Private Galleries in London, from Gainsborough to Constable and Turner, c.1780–1850, University of York and Tate

Application deadline: May 12, 2017

Tate has up to five fully funded AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) studentships to allocate each year. We are currently inviting applications for the following full-time collaborative PhD studentship: 1,009 more words

News And Events

Exercise 1.3 - Establishing Conventions

As it is British landscapes that I am likely to be focusing on I decided to look specifically at British landscape painters for this exercise. Three kept emerging in my research: Turner, Constable, and Gainsborough. 708 more words


Gorgeous Japanese pattern - Shelley 1912

When the famous Wileman pottery turned into the even more famous Shelley pottery in 1910, their groundbreaking designs were continued and modernised. This is an early Shelley design, which has the beautiful Japanese-inspired Imari flowers that Wileman was very good at, but already has the smooth grace of the Shelley designs. 102 more words