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Thomas  Gainsborough “ The Harvest Wagon” (1767,1784)
Early years: <ul><li>Was born in Sadbery </li></ul><ul><li>No systematic artistic education </li></ul><ul><li>Missed lesso...
How did he learn to paint? <ul><li>Studied secrets and mysteries of excellence in the works of predecessors in a profound ...
In his pictures <ul><li>man and nature are fused into a single whole through the atmospheric harmony of mood  </li></ul>
  “ The Harvest Wagon”   (2 versions) <ul><li>Painted in 1784 </li></ul><ul><li>In the Art Gallery of Ontario </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>A group of peasants in a simple wagon </li></ul><ul><li>Rural landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Set in the city of Bath ...
Rubens’ influence <ul><li>“ Decent from the Cross “ </li></ul><ul><li>(1611-1614) </li></ul>P.P. Rubens
 
 
What happened to  “The Harvest Wagon”? <ul><li>It was given to Gainsborough’s friend Wiltshire </li></ul><ul><li>Wiltshire...
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The harvest wagon

  1. 1. Thomas Gainsborough “ The Harvest Wagon” (1767,1784)
  2. 2. Early years: <ul><li>Was born in Sadbery </li></ul><ul><li>No systematic artistic education </li></ul><ul><li>Missed lessons to paint pictures </li></ul>
  3. 3. How did he learn to paint? <ul><li>Studied secrets and mysteries of excellence in the works of predecessors in a profound way </li></ul><ul><li>Was a short-time apprentice of Gravello and F. Hymen </li></ul>
  4. 4. In his pictures <ul><li>man and nature are fused into a single whole through the atmospheric harmony of mood </li></ul>
  5. 5. “ The Harvest Wagon” (2 versions) <ul><li>Painted in 1784 </li></ul><ul><li>In the Art Gallery of Ontario </li></ul><ul><li>Done in 1767 </li></ul><ul><li>In the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham, England </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>A group of peasants in a simple wagon </li></ul><ul><li>Rural landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Set in the city of Bath </li></ul><ul><li>Rich in colour and creamy pastel shades </li></ul><ul><li>A perfect blend of the real and ideal </li></ul>
  7. 7. Rubens’ influence <ul><li>“ Decent from the Cross “ </li></ul><ul><li>(1611-1614) </li></ul>P.P. Rubens
  8. 10. What happened to “The Harvest Wagon”? <ul><li>It was given to Gainsborough’s friend Wiltshire </li></ul><ul><li>Wiltshire’s grandson sold it in 1867 </li></ul><ul><li>Was sold to a future King George IV </li></ul><ul><li>Was part of the collection of Elbert Henry Gary </li></ul><ul><li>purchased by art dealer Joseph Duveen at the auction </li></ul><ul><li>Bought by a Canadian art collector Frank P. Wood and donated to the Art Gallery of Ontario </li></ul>

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