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Portrait of Sir John Skynner 1723-1805 Lord Chief Baron, 1786 1786

Thomas Gainsborough RA (172788)

Portrait of Sir John Skynner 1723-1805 Lord Chief Baron, 1786, Thomas Gainsborough RA
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Oil on canvas
18th Century
50 x 40 inches 127 x 101.2 cm
 
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Gainsborough was as capable of depicting weighty dignity as elegance and refinement and this portrait of one of eighteenth century England's principal judges has a weighty solidity and power that expresses the sitter's embodiment of the law.
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