James hamilton writes a lively enjoyable biography well suited to his intemperate but hugely talented subject it is a light read but well researched with some fascinating sidelights for example on the andrews family portrait or on the twin pulls of landscape painting versus portraiture. Gainsborough a portrait paperback october 30 2018 by james hamilton author 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 t. Gainsborough a portrait by james hamilton is much much more than a biography of a painter though if it were only that it would still be a masterpiece of its genre thomas gainsborough was born in suffolk in 1727 and died in london in 1788. Thomas gainsborough a portrait by james hamilton different strokes yet in his hands even a waistcoat and they feature regularly in james hamiltons wonderful new biography is a thing . In his delightfully racy portrait of one of our most renowned british portraitists the art historian james hamilton suggests that thomas gainsboroughs wedding picture of a pair of snooty suffolk landowners is adorned with more pictures of penises than the wall of a public loo
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