Dressing for Mr. Gainsborough

Dressing for Mr. Gainsborough
October 15, 2020 may

Over the Lockdown Summer, May joined the fundraising efforts for Sudbury’s Quay theatre and talked about the fabrics seen in Thomas Gainsborough’s paintings.  With an introduction by Mark Bills of Gainsborough’s House, ‘Dressing for Mr Gainsborough’ also looked at the fashions portrayed in Gainsborough’s portraits (both male and female costumery) which were so representative of their place in time.

Gainsborough, Thomas; Self-portrait of Thomas Gainsborough, R.A.; https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/O1333 Credit line: (c) (c) Royal Academy of Arts / Photographer credit: Prudence Cuming Associates Limited /

Gainsborough, Thomas; Self-portrait of 

May’s ‘Dressing for Mr Gainsborough’ talk can be viewed in full here.  We do hope you enjoy it!

The Quay Theatre would be very grateful for any contributions to their fundraising.  Please click here for further information or to donate.  Thank you.