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Gainsborough's use of greens and blues

Detail of face from the painting, showing where greens and blues have been used subtley to accentuate shadows

Detail of shadows in the face

Greens and blues provide the very thin, translucent shadows in the flesh and add to the cool tonality of the drapery.

Detail of wrist from the painting, showing where greens and blues have been used subtley in the shadows

Detail of the wrist

Detail showing how greens and blues have been used in the drapery

Detail of the drapery