Portrait of Lambe Barry by Thomas Gainsborough

A portrait of Lambe Barry (1704-1768), High Sheriff of Suffolk in 1748 and listed as a Free-burgess of Ipswich in 1755.


Oil on canvas
76 x 64 cm
Art Fund grant:
£40,000 ( Total: £80,000)
Acquired in:
Trustees of the 6th Sixth Baron de Saumarez's Will Trust

The sitter is depicted in a wig against a dark leafy background. Now thought to have been painted during the sitter's visit to Bath.


By descent to Jane Broke who married 5th Baron de Saumarez; thence by descent; on loan to Gainsborough's House since 1961.

Venue details

Gainsborough's House 46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury Suffolk CO10 2EU 01787 372 958 www.gainsborough.org/

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