Thursday, April 29, 2010

Name that Gainsborough

You heard me! Can anyone identify this snippet of a famous painting?

11 comments:

heidenkind said...

I'm going to say Mr. and Mrs. Hallett?

Susan Holloway Scott said...

The Honorable Mary Graham - that white plume was the giveaway. One of my favs!

Mythosidhe said...

Susan is right, that is obviously Mrs. Graham. Give us a hard one!

Emmeline Cartwright said...

yeah, susan got it right. its mrs graham... that was so easy...

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

Good one Heather! I would never have known if I hadn't looked up Thomas Gainsborough on the web.

Ninon said...

Beautiful Mrs Graham.

Marquis Jacques said...

WOW I just read your old post on Mary "tart of the week" what a sad, but interesting story. I would live to read her biography you were talking about. Also I was shocked that her portrait wasnt discovered until 1857! 65 YEARS after her death!!! What a shocker. And the fact that her corpse was molested by the French... GOD what nasty time France was back in the 1790's and early 1800's

Heather Carroll said...

Those who said Mary Graham are correctamungo! The Honourable Mrs Thomas Graham, 1775-77

@Mythosidhe, I had to start out easy. The next one won't be so easy Muahahaha

@MJ, The biography isn't out but will hopefully be soon! I just know it will be amazing because it is my former adviser who is writing it and who could argue with the amazing subject matter? Last time we chatted (a year ago, goodness) I was assured I'd get some good sneak peaks to chat about on here.

Fabulastic said...

First of all sorry for not having posted any comment here lately.

Secondly, CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR BOOK!!!

And last, of course I am going to buy it but I want and autograph copy! So could you be so kind and e-mail me saying how can I do it?

Johanne said...

Wow, I just stumbled upon your blog by accident, while browsing the internet for eighteenth century portraits. Love it! Keep up the good work!

- Norwegian girl studying history and British literature.

Heather Carroll said...

@Fabu, Thank you! I emailed you back, hopefully you got it.

@Johanne, Thank you very much! Feel free to stick around!