Gainsborough is noted for his portraits, but before he started doing portraits he was a painter of landscapes. He still included landscapes even in his portrait painting. In the painting of Mr.and Mrs. Andrews the landscape is as equally important as the subjects. Evidently they are the landowners, but not the ones who work the land.
Sarah Siddons Sarah Siddons was a famous actress during that time. Gainsborough was one of the artists she commissioned to paint her portrait. It is said he had trouble getting her nose to look just right.
The Painter's Daughters, Margaret and Mary, Chasing Butterfly
The Painter's Daughters, Margaret and Mary, Holding a Cat
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