Mr and Mrs Andrews

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Thomas Gainsborough, about 1750, oil on canvas, 69.8cm x 119.4xcm, National Gallery
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Paint the Picture
Depicts a man and woman in the left of the picture, wearing expensive looking clothes. Woman sat on bench, man leaning against it holding a gun, dog by his feet. Behind the couple are several fields, stretching out to the horizon.
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Subject/Genre
Two people, husband & wife at the foreground of the picture. He is holding a gun. There is also a dog by them. Behind them is a large expanse of fields stretching out behind them, with several trees. They’re in front of a tree (Mrs Andrews is sitting
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Materials, Techniques and Processes
Oil paint, meaning it can be painted in great detail, and is a much more realistic piece. Oil paint means you can mix colours, to create a more three dimensional image, and dries slowly meaning it can be worked on for a long time. Meant they could re
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Form and Style
: Influences of Rococo – The composition of the piece, asymmetrical, off-centre composition typical of the rococo style. Sitting on a Rococo style chair. The theoretical foundation for Rococo beauty: the undulating lines and S-curves prominent in Ro
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Historical and Social Context
They were members of the upper class, shown by their fine clothes and ability to commission a painting. They are clearly influential as they have lots of land.
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Depicts a man and woman in the left of the picture, wearing expensive looking clothes. Woman sat on bench, man leaning against it holding a gun, dog by his feet. Behind the couple are several fields, stretching out to the horizon.

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Paint the Picture

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Two people, husband & wife at the foreground of the picture. He is holding a gun. There is also a dog by them. Behind them is a large expanse of fields stretching out behind them, with several trees. They’re in front of a tree (Mrs Andrews is sitting

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Oil paint, meaning it can be painted in great detail, and is a much more realistic piece. Oil paint means you can mix colours, to create a more three dimensional image, and dries slowly meaning it can be worked on for a long time. Meant they could re

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: Influences of Rococo – The composition of the piece, asymmetrical, off-centre composition typical of the rococo style. Sitting on a Rococo style chair. The theoretical foundation for Rococo beauty: the undulating lines and S-curves prominent in Ro

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