Gainsborough painting loaned to Great Cornard school to mark prestigious art award
- Credit: Archant
A Great Cornard school celebrated being awarded with a prestigious arts excellence mark by hosting a multi-million pound painting from the famous artist for which it takes its name.
Thomas Gainsborough School held a series of events – including its popular annual art exhibition and a celebration of achieving the platinum level Artsmark by the Arts Council of England.
Students were also inspired by Gainsborough’s Wooded landscape with old peasant and donkeys outside a barn, which dates back to around 1755 and is believed to be valued at more than £2million.
The painting was loaned to the school for the day by Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury.
Ed Clark, head of art, said: “It was wonderful to end the school year with such a celebration of the arts.
“The Artsmark is such a wonderful recognition of all the work students and staff have done and to have an actual Gainsborough painting in the school was a phenomenal experience for everyone.”
- 1 The most beautiful places to live in Suffolk - according to estate agents
- 2 Norwood set to stay... despite seven clubs showing interest
- 3 Cash machines stolen in ram raid at Tesco in Brandon
- 4 Serious fire breaks out at home in Woodbridge
- 5 The Secrets of Dunwich: East Anglia's lost capital
- 6 Weather warning in place for Suffolk as temperatures plunge below freezing
- 7 5 places to spot celebrities in Suffolk
- 8 6 roadworks to avoid in Suffolk this week
- 9 Devastated family wrongly told prisoner hanged himself weeks before release
- 10 'He's made massive strides here' - Town recall striker Simpson from Swindon