Mrs Sophia Hibbert

Mrs Sophia Hibbert

Dating
1786
More about this artwork
Thomas Gainsborough was Sir Joshua Reynolds's greatest rival at the Royal Academy, favouring detail and variety over the 'general form' promoted by Reynolds and other exponents of the Grand Style. Vibrant colour harmonies and virtuoso brushwork characterise his work. These features invest his carefully observed landscapes and portraits with a distinctive freshness and vigour.
Sophia Boldero (1760-1827) was the daughter of the London banker John Boldero (1712-1789). In 1784 she married the merchant Thomas Hibbert (1744-1819). Soon after their marriage, Gainsborough painted portraits of the couple, but they divorced as early as 1796. It is remarkable that after the separation each of the two kept the portrait of the other.
Displayed
AP EG Saal II
Inventory Number
FV 4
Birth year of the artist
1727
Year the artist deceased
1788
Dimensions of the object
127 x 101,5 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1977 vom Pinakotheks-Verein aus dem Kunsthandel erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Neue Pinakothek München
Citation
Thomas Gainsborough, Mrs Sophia Hibbert, 1786, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Neue Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/A0GOqbJxdp (Last updated on 27.06.2022)

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