- Mr and Mrs Andrews, Thomas Gainsborough (c 1750)
“His unbuttoned shirt and casual lean on the fashionable wooden Rococo bench could have been taken from an etiquette book advising gentlemen how to appear “at ease.” The look in his eyes is confident and proprietorial. Mrs Andrews, herself from a rich textile family of Huguenot origin, sits wearing a rustic shepherdess-style hat, while her dainty feet in pink satin slippers confirm her social position.”
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“The couple smiles at the camera, their comfortable, casual dress — which speaks of a culture more informal than Mr Andrews could have ever imagined — tells us they have places to go: after all, standing obediently next to the helicopter in the background is the pilot, waiting to carry them away.”