Saturday, 26 January 2013

Gainsborough's House

Let's leave the snow behind and re-visit the Summer

We are on our way home from our cottage and stop for coffee in Sudbury

where we visit the birthplace house of the great eighteenth-century painter Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788)

The back of the house and garden

The 400 year old Black Mulberry Tree in the background

The house is now a museum

I still have lots of posts from last Summer - I'll get there eventually


Sara at Come Away With Me said...

His house looks so different from the front than the back. I like the back best, and that rounded portion especially. It's a very pretty garden too.

Vee said...

So many pleasant details in this home. I have always loved built-in inner shutters at the window. What wonderful paintings in the house...not all parceled out to art museums around the world. All this and that wonderful garden, too. A very pleasant journey to summer past!

(If this is a duplicate comment, I know that you'll delete one. I can never tell if the iPad comment is going or not.)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

This is certainly a nice get away from winter. I always appreciate some summertime pictures. What a difference there is from the front of his house to the back of it. It's a wonderful garden. It's a little warmer here today, but still below freezing.

judith said...

Lovely post. What a treat as it is very cold this week in northeastern CT and seeing these photos is most inspiring. I do like this paintings so a treat to see where he lived.

Elizabethd said...

I'm sure that was a fascinating visit. I hadn't realised that Gainsborough lived there.

Mary Ann said...

I'm so glad I decided to "fly across the pond tonight" and see this wonderful story! Well done with the pictures, and how interesting!

Trisha said...

So pretty! I am always in awe of the beauty and grace of the homes and gardens there. Have a Blessed day, Trisha

Deanna said...

Hello from Kansas.
Beautiful oil paintings! Glad you have shared.

God bless,

Annie Jeffries said...

I have one word for this visit - priceless!

Willow said...

The back garden is where I would spend most of my time. Was it like that when Gainsborough lived there? Noticing his dates, I thought that he certainly lived in most interesting times.

CherryPie said...

It looks a very interesting place to visit.

Cathy said...

How fabulous that you can visit such places so easily! I love Gainsborough's style of painting. It's always wonderful to visit where my favorite authors and painters lived. Thank you for the tour!

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Hello Barbara.

I was so pleased you stopped by and left a few words for me. Thank you for your good wishes. Yes indeed... we are hoping that 2013 will be a better year for us.

Enjoyed reading about your visit to Thomas Gainsborough house, what a lovely property and a joy to see a fine collection of his paiantings.
Such a skilled artist with landscapes and portraits.

It looks as if you've had your fair share of snow... more than us in Wales. I'm thankful that recent days of rain have washed it away now.

I hope you and Alan are well.

Blessings & good wishes for 2013.


La Petite Gallery said...

Keep those posts coming. It's a Great post.
I would have loved to visit this house.
What a different look in the back of the house. Stay warm.

Anonymous said...

I greatly enjoyed this post. Your country has so much history compared to Canada. Then I checked out Thomas Gainsborough's paintings on the internet and browsed through a lot of them, again enjoying the styles of over 200 years ago. Thanks again for the tour.

Mary H

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Oh, Barbara, these are marvelous paintings; and I love Gainsborough's house!! I really love classic oil paintings, and hope to afford some nice ones for our home some day. I also like the landscape paintings of John Constable; I went to an exhibit of some of his work in the Raleigh, N.C., art museum about 20 years ago.

Thanks for sharing.