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Gainsborough Dupont (1754-1797)
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Gainsborough Dupont (1754-1797)

A wooded landscape with a figure and livestock by a lake in the foreground

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Gainsborough Dupont (1754-1797)
A wooded landscape with a figure and livestock by a lake in the foreground
oil on canvas
25 x 30 in. (63.5 x 76.2 cm.)
in a serpentined and acanthus-wrapped George II carved and gilded frame
Provenance
Leger Galleries, London 1948.
Lady Barwick, London.
Literature
J. Hayes, The Landscape Paintings of Thomas Gainsborough, London, 1982, p. 184, no. 12, illus. p. 209, no. 238.
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Lot Essay

Gainsborough Dupont was apprentice to his uncle Thomas Gainsborough in 1772, moving with him to London two years later in 1775. At this time Dupont entered the Royal Academy schools and became his uncle's studio assistant. As well as helping his uncle on paintings, he also made mezzotints after the portraits.

Following Thomas Gainsborough's death in 1788, Dupont continued to work out of his studio at Schomberg House until 1793 when he moved to Grafton Street. From 1790 he exhibited both landscapes and portraits at the Royal Academy. His work being close in style to that of his uncle, Dupont continued to produce Gainsboroughesque works until well into the 1790s.
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