Candlewood Yankee Fine Arts Galleries Acquire Collection of Thomas Gainsborough Works

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Candlewood Yankee Fine Arts Galleries  Acquire Collection of Thomas Gainsborough Works

 

 

James Stow and Anthony Yau  of  Candlewood Yankee Fine Arts recently acquired a rare  collection of sisty three works  Illustrative of English Sceneryfrom the Drawings and Sketches of Thomas Gainsborough, R.A.” (1819)

  Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788) At age thirteen, Thomas Gainsborough arrived in London from the nearby countryside eager to become an artist. There he studied with a noted French artist and was influenced by seventeenth-century Dutch landscape painting. In his early years, Gainsborough primarily painted landscapes
and worked as a restorer for art dealers. Although his true desire was to paint landscapes exclusively,
portraits were in much greater demand in eighteenth-century England. As a portraitist, he was highly acclaimed and sought after by the English aristocracy for his elegant and flattering portrayals. He developed his painting style by studying the portraits by Anthony Van…

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