Gainsborough Dupont, the nephew and pupil of Thomas Gainsborough, R.A., was born in 1754. 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. He died in London in 1797. The following are his best plates:
- George III., full length; after Gainshorough.
- Queen Charlotte, full length; after the same.
- The Princess Royal, and the Princesses Augusta and Elizabeth, full length; after the same.
- George, Lord Rodney, full length; after the same.
- General Conway, full length ; after the same.
- Colonel St. Leger, full length; after the same.
- Rev. Sir Henry Bate Dudley, Bart., full length; after the same.
- Rev. Richard Graves, half-length, oval; after the same.
The three eldest daughters of George III, Victoria and Albert Museum
Anne Elizabeth Cholmley, Metropolitan Museum of Art
George III of the United Kingdom, Royal Collection
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.
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