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Monday, 10 January 2011

Artwork of the day

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, Thomas Gainsborough, 1783, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Her life has entered the modern popular culture via a series of films, the most recent of which -The Duchess- was released in 2008.
Georgiana -known for both her beauty and her character in her times- is here painted by one of the most famous English artists of the 18th century, Thomas Gainsborough, one of the few who have managed to excel in both landscape and portrait paintings.

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