Thomas Gainsborough (1727—88)

by Thomas Gainsborough (1727—88)

Oil on canvas; 127.5 x 107 cm. National Trust, Knole, Kent, England.

by Thomas Gainsborough (1727—88)

Oil on canvas; Height: 244 cm (96.1 in). Width: 152.4 cm (60 in). Kenwood House, English Heritage; London, England.

by Thomas Gainsborough (1727—88)

Oil on canvas, feigned oval; 29 7/8 in. x 24 7/8 in. (760 mm x 631 mm). National Portrait Gallery, London, England.

by Thomas Gainsborough (1727—88)

Oil on canvas; 238.8 × 158.7 cm (94 × 62.5 in). Royal Collection Trust, Buckingham Palace, London, England.

by Thomas Gainsborough (1727—88)

Oil on canvas; 71 × 40 cm (28 × 15.7 in). Private collection ???

Admiral Lord George Brydges Rodney (1719—92)

by Thomas Gainsborough (1727—88)

Oil on canvas; 29 1/2 in. x 24 1/2 in. (749 mm x 622 mm). National Portrait Gallery, London, England.

by John Henry Robinson (1796—1871), after Thomas Gainsborough (1727—88)

Stipple and line engraving; paper size with decorative border: 11 1/8 in. x 7 5/8 in.

by George Kirtland (fl.1791—98), after Thomas Gainsborough (1727—88)

Oil on canvas; 142 x 119 cm. City of London Corporation, Guildhall Art Gallery, London, England.

In both his public and private lives, Jefferson wrote in order to structure his own life, and to try to bring into existence the world as he wished it to be. By putting things down on paper, it would be so — if all the relevant parties made the right effort.

Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf
"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs" (2016)