Life of Thomas Gainsborough

Life of Thomas Gainsborough

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...I would not have the cause of unhappiness lay upon my conscience; and accordingly they were married last Monday, and are settled for the present in a ready furnished little house in Curzon Street, May Fair. I can't say I have any reason to doubt the man's honesty or goodness of heart, as I never heard any one speak anything amiss of him; and as to his oddities and temper, she must learn to like as she likes his person, for nothing can be altered now. I pray God she may be happy with him and have her health. Peggy has been very unhappy about it, but I endeavour to comfort her, in hope that she will have more pride and goodness than to do anything without first asking my advice and approbation. We shall see how they go on, and I shall write to you further upon the subject. I hope you are all well, and with best wishes, " I remain your affectionate Bro., " Tnos. Garusnonoucn." Mrs. Fischer, a woman of great beauty, was, not long after her marriage, separated from her husband, being subject to occasional aberrations of mind---one of her idosyncrasies, and perhaps the most reasonable, was that the Prince of Wales was desperately in love with her. She died about the year 1826. Margaret Gainsborough, who died a few years before her sister, shared somewhat in her peculiarities: she inherited all her father's fondness for music, and played exquisitely on the harpsichord. Queen Charlotte, on one occasion, expressed a wish to hear Miss Gainsborough's performance, but the young lady was out of temper, and refused to gratify royalty. In 1781, Gainsborough exhibited wholelength Portraits qf King George III. in his morning regimental dress, and Queen Charlotte. His portraits of her Majesty were generally very...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123689216X
  • 9781236892164