Gainsborough Dupont

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Portrait of Gainsborough Dupont by Thomas Gainsborough, now in Tate Britain

Gainsborough Dupont (1754–1797 London) was a British artist, the nephew and pupil of Thomas Gainsborough, R.A.. He painted portraits and landscapes in imitation of the style of his uncle, and also landscapes with architectural ruins, in which he imitated Nicolas Poussin. His principal work is a large picture containing the portraits of the elder brethren of Trinity House, which is in their court-room on Tower Hill. He is, however, more distinguished as an engraver in mezzotinto, and his engravings of some of Gainsborough's portraits are imbued with the very spirit of the painter. The following are his best plates:

Halt of Traveling Peasants by a Woodside, ca. 1790, now in the Brooklyn Museum


This article incorporates text from the article "DUPONT, Gainsborough" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.