Get a unique insight into the private life of Thomas Gainsborough
What is it?
2-for-1 tickets to the National Portrait Gallery‘s new show exhibiting the works of one of Britain's greatest painters, Thomas Gainsborough.
Family portraits might be the norm in modern family life, but did you know that it was Thomas Gainsborough who first made painting and drawing himself and his family a regular practice?
This brand-new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery features over 50 works from across the world, some of which have never been seen by the public eye before. ‘Gainsborough‘s Family Album’ charts his career from adolescence to maturity, detailing the story of an eighteenth-century small-town artists rise to fame.
Don’t miss out on tickets to this exhibition we gave four stars, tickets are now just £14 and you can bring a friend for free.
From our four-star review:
‘This show is a lesson in reading: faces, clothes, expressions. It invests these people with dramatic life, and humanises an artist whose upmarket clientele relied on him to make them appear more than human. It’s full of hopes, frustrations, fears, resentments and things unsaid. Like every family. ’
The Artist’s Daughters Chasing a Butterfly by Thomas Gainsborough, c.1756. © The National Gallery, London
Mary and Margaret Gainsborough, the Artist’s Daughters, at their Drawing by Thomas Gainsborough c.1763-4 © Worcester Art Museum
Mary and Margaret Gainsborough, the Artist’s Daughters by Thomas Gainsborough, c.1770-74. Private Collection
> All three of the images you are using are of his two daughters, if you’d like to replace with an alternative please see attached:
The Artist with his Wife Margaret and Eldest Daughter Mary by Thomas Gainsborough, c.1748 © The National Gallery
Need to know:
- This voucher is valid for two tickets to ‘Gainsborough’s Family Album’ at National Portrait Gallery.
- Open until February 3 2019.
- Please present your voucher on arrival.
- Call NPG in advance on 0207 306 0055 to check availability before visiting the gallery.
- Open daily 10am – 6pm and Friday until 9pm.
- This voucher cannot be cancelled, refunded, exchanged or used in conjunction with any other offer.