The Hon. Frances Duncombe (c. 1777) by Thomas Gainsborough

The Hon. Frances Duncombe - Thomas Gainsborough - c. 1777

Artwork Information

TitleThe Hon. Frances Duncombe
ArtistThomas Gainsborough
Datec. 1777
MediumOil On Canvas
Dimensions92 1/4 x 61 1/8 in. (234.3 x 155.2 cm)
Current LocationFrick Collection, New York

About The Hon. Frances Duncombe

Thomas Gainsborough’s oil painting on canvas depicting the Hon. Frances Duncombe was created around 1777. Frances Duncombe, born in 1757, was the daughter of Anthony Duncombe and Frances Bathurst. The artwork is part of the Frick Collection in New York City and measures at an impressive 92 1/4 x 61 1/8 inches.

Gainsborough painted Frances in a Rococo-style portrait with admiration for Van Dyck clearly evident. The painting showcases delicate facial features in a soft light that highlights her beauty, poise, and elegance. As one of the prominent English portrait and landscape painters of his time, Gainsborough skillfully crafted every detail of his subject to capture a moment that will last forever.

The large-scale portrait is available as an art print on various mediums. Owning a print of this magnificent painting could add style and sophistication to any room or collection. Furthermore, it can act as a symbol of culture appreciation as it offers insight into art history from previous centuries that should not be forgotten or overlooked by future generations.

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