Johann Christian Bach

1 portrait on display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery

Johann Christian Bach, by Thomas Gainsborough, (1776) - NPG 5557 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Johann Christian Bach

by Thomas Gainsborough
oil on canvas, (1776)
29 3/4 in. x 24 3/8 in. (755 mm x 620 mm) lined
Purchased, 1983
Primary Collection
NPG 5557

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  • Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), Portrait and landscape painter. Artist associated with 262 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.

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Bach chose his close friend Gainsborough to paint his portrait for the gallery of famous musicians being formed by his master, Padre Martini, at Bologna; this second version may have been painted for Bach himself.

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