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Henry, Duke of Cumberland with Anne, Duchess of Cumberland, and Lady Elizabeth Luttrell


RCIN 400675

Gainsborough’s inspiration for this portrait was the rococo garden scenes of Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721), known as fêtes galantes. These paintings set elegant contemporary figures within natural, park-like settings free from the constraints of court and society. Here, the contemporary landscape garden at Cumberland Lodge has been transformed by Gainsborough into a wooded haven, suggesting the pleasures of the Garden of Love.

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