Monday, December 20, 2010
Thomas Gainsborough and the Modern Woman
September 18, 2010 – January 2, 2011
Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788), England
Ann Ford (later Mrs. Philip Thicknesse)
oil on canvas
Bequest of Mary M. Emery, 1927.396
The exhibition is the first to focus specifically on the notions of modernity and femininity in Georgian England from the perspective of Thomas Gainsborough’s groundbreaking portraits of women.
Featuring 16 paintings, Thomas Gainsborough and the Modern Woman opens in Cincinnati and will travel to the San Diego Museum of Art. It will coincide with the restoration of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s iconic portrait of Ann Ford (Mrs. Thicknesse), and also features a choice selection of period dresses.
Organized by the Museum’s Curator of European Painting, Sculpture and Drawings, Benedict Leca.