Margaret and Mary Gainsborough in 1760. Like all his portraits of them, this is tender and sad.
Chasing butterflies, perhaps the most familiar of these paintings. A short essay on it:
In 1758, fragments from a larger picture which have been clumsily recombined.
Unfinished, with a cat.
Mary in later life. She made a most unfortunate marriage, against the desire of her parents, and suffered from spells of dementia.
Margaret in 1772.