Talk: Garden Landscapes with a Gainsborough Perspective

Explore Thomas Gainsborough’s legacy of landscape paintings, sketches, and portraits, and learn about his influence on England’s famous landscape gardens.

  • When Sun 26 Feb 2017, 4:00–5:00pm
  • Where
    Soundings Theatre, Level 2
  • Cost Public $20, Friends of Te Papa & WeDFAS members $10 (includes free parking)
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Gainsborough (1727–88) was one of the originators of the 18th-century English landscape school. Historian Caroline Holmes discusses his work, and his influence on other artists and landscape designers.

This talk is presented in association with the Wellington Decorative and Fine Arts Society.

About Caroline Holmes

Caroline Holmes is a garden historian of places, people, and plants. She lectures internationally on the ways people have shaped landscapes, and what we can learn from their work.

Her latest book, Water Lilies and Bory Latour-Marliac, the Genius behind Monet’s Water Lilies, was published in November 2015.


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Temple of Apollo


View towards Temple of Apollo, Stourhead Gardens, England. Photograph by and courtesy of Caroline Holmes

Bath and Palladian Bridge


Bath and Palladian Bridge, Prior Park, England. Photograph by and courtesy of Caroline Holmes

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