In the last years of his life, the master departs from secular life. In his work, other motives begin to prevail. He wrote a number of works on the theme of peasant life. The images of village children, written without any sweetness, are bribed with subtle lyricism.
In 1786, Gainsborough wrote the best of his great landscapes. He seems to point the way to another wonderful English landscape painter – John Constable.