Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Name That Gainsborough

7 comments:

  1. Ooh, this is tricky! You have me stumped!

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  2. Why it is that darling Miss Read! One of my most loved Gainsborough portraits.

    xo The 18th Century Blog

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  3. I know those feet! And you know I know ; ) But I won't spoil it for everyone else. But M is right -- this is an (undeservedly) obscure treasure. It's well worth discovering in its entirety.

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  4. Katherine LouiseJuly 6, 2011 at 8:52 AM

    I love these Gainsborough mysteries. Tis true--this is the lovely Miss Frances Read. Although from what I just read, she was a Mrs. when the portrait was done, with two small (adorable) children. Don't you love this artist?

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  5. You are correct! It is Miss Frances Read aka Mrs. William Villebois whose portrait just went up for auction at Christie's and sold for £6.5 million!

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  6. What a beautiful dress and matching slippers! Must go see the whole thing.

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