Ref NoEKW/1/126
TitleGainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788; Portraits G (family portraits)
DescriptionIncludes:

-two letters from George Peters, Henley Congregational Church, dated 30 March & 19 April 1948; letter from Fyvie Castle, dated 4 August 1947, and a letter from W.S. Sharpe, dated 8 April 1948, all concerning a portrait of Humphrey Gainsborough. Also includes the following publication: Peters, George (1948) 'The life and works of Humphrey Gainsborough, engineer, inventor and congregational minister at Henley-on-Thames, 1748-1776'. Henley-on-Thames. Published by the author; and two newspaper cuttings concerning celebrations for Humphrey Gainsborough's bi-centenary at Henley, dated 30 April & 7 May 1948
-photocopy of a page from the following exhibition catalogue: Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition of Portraits (1927), Art Gallery of Toronto
-two letters from Erik J Peters, Waddington's auctioneers, dated 28 March & 13 April 1983, concerning a portrait of Mrs Gainsborough. Also includes a summary description of the portrait.
-letter from David Moore-Gwyn, Sotheby's, dated 9 June 1983, concerning a portrait of Gainsborough's wife. Also includes the following photocopies: receipt for the portrait purchased in 1917, sale catalogue entry and a summary portrait description
-letter from Johnny Van Haeften, dated 31 March 1983, concerning a portrait of Gainsborough's wife
-letter from Jonathan Mayne, Victoria & Albert Museum, dated 19 August 1957, concerning a portrait of Gainsborough's daughters
-letter from Herbert D. Shields, dated 19 February 1952, concerning a Gainsborough self-portrait
-letter from J.E. Otterson, dated 26 February 1960, concerning a portrait of Mrs Gainsborough
-photocopy of an extract from the following journal article: (1944) 'The Royal Academy', The Studio, March 1944, p74
-letter from Michael Harvard, dated 8 March 1951, concerning an unidentified portrait
-research note containing summary descriptions of three Gainsborough self-portraits
Date[1920s-1985]
LevelFile
Extent1 file (64 images; 12 letters; 1 pamphlet; 2 newspaper cuttings; 3 photocopies of published items; 1 photocopy of an original document; 3 summary portrait descriptions)
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