ART SALE BIDS TO RE­STORE GAINSBOROUGH’S HOUSE

The Field - - News -

An art auc­tion and fair takes place on 14-20 Oc­to­ber to raise funds to ren­o­vate and ex­tend Thomas Gainsborough’s Ge­or­gian town­house in Sud­bury.

There are more than 100 orig­i­nal Gainsborough prints on sale dur­ing the au­tumn art fair. Lead­ing artists have do­nated 140 lots for the auc­tion on the 20th to sup­port plans to cre­ate a much­needed large pub­lic gallery in Suf­folk.

The newly ac­quired old labour ex­change next to Gainsborough’s house will be knocked down to cre­ate four new gal­leries. The £8.5m project has been awarded £4.7m from the Her­itage Lot­tery Fund but still needs to raise £1.25m by next March. Visit www. gainsborough. org for more in­for­ma­tion.

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