1770s. Oil on canvas. Tate Gallery, London, UK. Read Note.
Gainsborough Dupont (1754-94) was the son of Gainsborough's sister, Sarah, and her husband, Philip Dupont, a carpenter in Sudbury. Since 1772 he was Gainsborough's pupil, after his formal apprenticeship was completed he remained with his uncle as a studio assistant. After the uncle's death, he pursued a career as a portrait painter and landscapist; his style was wholly influenced by his uncle's