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Mrs. Richard Brinsley Sheridan is an oil on canvas portrait painted by Thomas Gainsborough between 1785 and 1787. Mrs. Sheridan (Elizabeth Ann Linley) was a talented musician who enjoyed professional success in Bath and London before marrying Richard Brinsley Sheridan in 1773 and abandoning her career. She was 31 when she sat for Gainsborough, dying from tuberculosis seven years later at the age of 38. The portrait was painted between 1785 and 1787, and, was exhibited at Gainsborough's studio at Schomberg House, Pall Mall in 1786. It was acquired by the National Gallery of Art in 1937.