Thomas Gainsborough

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Complementing the works by Constable in Christchurch Mansion’s Wolsey Art Gallery are several by another great Suffolk artist, Thomas Gainsborough (1727 – 1788). Gainsborough moved to Ipswich in 1752 and began to establish himself as a portrait painter.

The Ipswich collection of Gainsboroughs consists of:

  • Holywells Park, Ipswich
    c.1748-50 Oil on canvas
  • A Pool in the Wood
Oil on canvas
  • Wooded Landscape with Gipsies round a Camp Fire (The Gypsies)

    1759 (original etching c.1753-4)
  • A Country Cart crossing a Ford
    Oil on canvas
  • William Wollaston
    (1730 - 1797), c.1759, oil on canvas 

In addition, there are several drawings by Constable and Gainsborough contained in a special case in the Mansion. Gainsborough’s Cottage Door with Girl and Pigs is on loan to the Netherlands.

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Christchurch Mansion,
Soane Street,

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