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Tom Gurney BSc (Hons) is an art history expert with over 20 years experience
Published on June 19, 2020 / Updated on October 14, 2023
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Thomas Gainsborough's most famous paintings have been reproduced for centuries

The likes of Blue Boy and Mr and Mrs Andrews have promoted the extensive career of this talented painter. Many have chosen to add reproduction prints of these works to their own homes. In previous centuries people might add them into the workplace to add a sense of elegance.

Portraiture was the most significant genre for Gainsborough, and he captured some stunning women right across his career, such as The Honourable Mrs Graham. Classic beauties in traditional clothing adds class to any room, particularly when prints use the right type of print.

Classic fine art has lost some popularity in recent years but there is still considerable interest in reproduction prints by the likes of George Stubbs, William Turner and John Constable.

The Romanticist and Academic (Bouguereau) styles of painting bring a timeless quality of style, harping back to a very different period in England when landed gentry dominated above all else. Whilst many issues of equality existed in society at that time, many still look back fondly on this era due to its frequent and positive portrayal in modern media.

This period has perhaps surpassed the Renaissance and Baroque eras for frequency of reproduction art prints because of the more romantic feel of art from this more recent time. Previous centuries would perhaps depict more dramatic scenes, often featuring punishment or other dark themes. This is not necessarily what one would want in their own home, whatever the artistic merit of the original.

Those with limited budgets many instead look for postcards or small posters which can also add some interest to your home and without costing anything like that of a high quality print with inlay matt and a bulky metalic frame. Most online stores will be able to offer a good breadth of options to accomadate different tastes.