** Selected as a Book of the Year in The Times, Sunday Times and Observer ** 'Compulsively readable - the pages seem to turn themselves' John Carey, Sunday Times 'Brings one of the very greatest [artists] vividly to life' Literary Review Thomas Gainsborough lived as if electricity shot through his sinews and crackled at his finger ends. He was a gentle and empathetic family man, but had a volatility that could lead him to slash his paintings, and a loose libidinous way of speaking, writing and behaving that shocked many ...

Gainsborough: A Portrait 2018, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

ISBN-13: 9781474601061

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Gainsborough: A Portrait 2017, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

ISBN-13: 9781474600521