mrs. richard brinsley sheridan

Mrs. Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Thomas Gainsborough, c. 1787

Impressionistic in style, this portrait showcases Gainsborough’s romantic flair. The beautiful, and somewhat melancholy sitter is Mrs. Sheridan. Before becoming Mrs. Sheridan in 1773 Elizabeth Ann Linley worked as a musician, and enjoyed professional success in both Bath and London.