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Thomas Gainsborough, portraits of his daughters

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Margaret and Mary Gainsborough in 1760. Like all his portraits of them, this is tender and sad.


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Chasing butterflies, perhaps the most familiar of these paintings. A short essay on it:
http://arts.guardian.co.uk/portrait/story/0,,740395,00.html

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In 1758, fragments from a larger picture which have been clumsily recombined.

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Unfinished, with a cat.

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Mary in later life. She made a most unfortunate marriage, against the desire of her parents, and suffered from spells of dementia.

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Margaret in 1772.
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