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Episode 5

Gainsborough returns to London where he paints over 130 portraits and landscapes. As he is dying, he summons his rival Joshua Reynolds, and his wife makes a surprising revelation.

For his final years Thomas Gainsborough returns to London where he paints over 100 portraits and 30 landscapes. Knowing that he's dying, he summons his old rival Joshua Reynolds and, on his deathbed, his wife Margaret makes a surprising revelation.

Reader: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Abridged by Libby Spurrier

Directed by Kate McAll

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

15 minutes

Last on

Sat 12 Aug 2017 00:30

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