at home: Digital Docents | Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough

Explore the works of Reynolds and Gainsborough with a docent-led online tour.

The Center’s docents are now online! Join us for a series of tours exploring the museum’s collections, architecture, and special exhibitions. Each presentation is thirty minutes, with time reserved for conversation and questions.

About this tour

Bob Potter, a docent at the Center, will lead an online tour focusing on Sir Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough. Considered the leading British portrait artists of the late eighteenth century, examples of Reynolds’s and Gainsborough’s work from the Center’s collection and other major museums will be presented. Potter will explore the lives of these artists along with the stories of the people they painted from the English countryside to the royal family of King George III and the leading figures of London's high society.

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Thomas Gainsborough, The Gravenor Family, ca. 1754, oil on canvas, Yale Center For British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

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