Anne Luttrell, Duchess of Cumberland

This sitter, Anne Luttrell, was a commoner who married mad King George III’s younger brother amid great controversy. 

The portrait is typical of Gainsborough who painted quickly, using loose brushwork and a light palette. His paintings are intimate and direct rather than grand.

But is this smile hiding any secrets?

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