Gainsborough may have made a handsome living painting fashionable society figures in Bath and elsewhere, but his private passion was landscape.

This major exhibition at the newly renovated Holburne Museum is the first devoted entirely to Gainsborough's pictures of the countryside, bringing together loans from private and public collections. It examines the development of his style and his recurring motifs, covering the early naturalism of his Dutch-inspired Suffolk canvases as well as grander scenes with dramatic lighting and pictures where rustic figures take centre stage.

The Holburne Museum

Great Pulteney Street, Bath, Somerset, BA2 4DB

01225 388588


Opening times

Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm Sun and Bank Holidays, 11am – 5pm

Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

Free to all

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