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S.A. Bent, comp. Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men. 1887.

Thomas Gainsborough

  • [An English landscape and portrait painter; born at Sudbury, 1727; settled in London, 1775; was one of the first members of the Royal Academy; “the greatest colorist since Rubens,” said Ruskin of him; died in London, August, 1788.]
  • We are all going to heaven, and Vandyke is of the company.

  • His last words.