Princess Elizabeth (1770-1840) Landgravine of Hesse-Homburg; 3rd daughter of King George III
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About the artist
Thomas Lewis Atkinson was a line and mezzotint engraver, based in London. He was a pupil of the well-known mezzotint engraver Samuel Cousins (1801-1887). Atkinson exhibited 41 works at the Royal Academy between 1857 and 1889. He mainly engraved portraits and sentimental subjects after works by contemporary artists, such as John Everett Millais and George Richmond.
One of the founders of the 18th-century British landscape school, Thomas Gainsborough was also the creator of the so-called ‘fancy picture’, depicting rustic figures - usually children - posed in rural settings. Born in Suffolk, he studied in London from about 1739 to 1748 under the French painter and engraver Hubert Gravelot and the British painter Francis Hayman at the St Martin’s Lane Academy. Gainsborough returned to Suffolk in 1748, where he worked as a landscape and portrait painter until 1759, before moving to Bath. There he quickly developed into a much sought-after society painter. In 1774, he moved to London where he exhibited his work in his studio. He died in London in 1788.
- Princess Elizabeth (1770-1840) Landgravine of Hesse-Homburg; 3rd daughter of King George III
- height: 58.20 cm, width: 46.60 cm
- Presented by Mrs Barnes, April 1954
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