Gainsborough as a landscape draughtsman
Wednesday 6 March 2019
- The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT
- Lecturer: Hugh Belsey
Gainsborough was amongst the most consummate draughtsman of the eighteenth century. He sketched as a summation of seeing and he drew finished compositions to present to friends, sometimes making pastel portraits as gifts to curry favour with sitters. He continually experimented with graphic techniques blurring the boundaries between prints, drawings and paintings. Few artists have used their drawings in such an innovative and experimental way.
This lecture is in memory of Anne Scott, a former Chairman and long-term Committee member who contributed greatly to the Society over many years. The retiring collection at her funeral was very kindly donated to the Society and has been used to fund this lecture.