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Gainsborough - Greyhounds coursing a Fox J920623

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Filename: J920623.jpg

Size: 4808 x 3634 (22.8MB)

Date: 24th September 2007

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Photo Library

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Gainsborough - Greyhounds coursing a Fox J920623

KENWOOD HOUSE, THE IVEAGH BEQUEST, London. " Greyhounds coursing a Fox " c1785 by Thomas GAINSBOROUGH R.A. (1727-88)

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This stunning painting, titled "Greyhounds coursing a Fox," is a masterpiece by the renowned Georgian artist Thomas Gainsborough. Created around 1785, this artwork is currently housed at Kenwood House, part of the Iveagh Bequest in London, England. The painting showcases the grace and power of the greyhounds in pursuit of their prey, a fox, in an elegant and dynamic composition. Gainsborough's use of light and color in this work is truly captivating. The warm, golden tones of the setting sun illuminate the scene, casting long shadows and highlighting the textures of the fur and the rich details of the greyhounds' forms. The artist's skillful brushstrokes bring the animals to life, capturing the intensity and focus in their eyes as they chase the cunning fox. The painting is a testament to Gainsborough's mastery of the art of painting animals. His ability to depict the animals' movements and emotions with such precision and detail has made this work a beloved classic in the world of Georgian art. The painting not only showcases the beauty and power of the greyhounds but also the skill and artistry of Thomas Gainsborough. This artwork is a must-see for anyone interested in Georgian art, animal paintings, or the works of Thomas Gainsborough. A visit to Kenwood House in London provides an opportunity to appreciate this painting in its original setting and to be transported back in time to the Georgian era.

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