Oil Painting: Lady in a Blue Cloak by Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), c.1765

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Museum number

A66

Object

Oil Painting: Lady in a Blue Cloak by Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), c.1765

Gallery label

Lady in a Blue Cloak
Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788)
Oil on canvas, c.1765

Gainsborough used the fashions of his day to great advantage. He painted silks, lace and trimmings with a skill that made them as much a feature of his portraits as the sitter’s likeness. This elegant lady leans on a giltwood pedestal as she draws a fur-trimmed satin cloak around her. Her wrist reveals a miniature of a gentleman in red.

A66

On display?

Yes
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