Thomas Gainsborough: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Andrews (1750)
(National Gallery, London, UK)
a well known portrait from the English painter Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788). The two persons on the painting is the recently married couple Mr. and Mrs. Robert Andrews. On the left in a hunting coat is Robert Andrews of the Auberies. Next to him his wife Frances Mary Carter of Ballingdon House, she is wearing an informal summer dress. The landscape which forms the other half of the painting is most of Robert Andrews's estate. The couple belonged to the so-called 'Landed gentry', land owners who could live entirely off rental income. The oak tree under which the couple is standing still survives today. Painting from 1750.