Charles Rousseau Burney (1747–1819)

Thomas Gainsborough British

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The sitter was a nephew and pupil of the celebrated musicologist Dr. Charles Burney. In 1770 he married Dr. Burney's oldest daughter, Esther, called Hetty, whom he had known since childhood. C. R. Burney was a composer as well as a virtuoso musician. He and his wife are reported to have played brilliantly together on the harpsichord.

Charles Rousseau Burney (1747–1819), Thomas Gainsborough (British, Sudbury 1727–1788 London), Oil on canvas

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