Why does he look dishevelled? Why does she look unamused? And what exactly is going on with that mysterious empty space in her lap?
Hear what a host of people had to say about Gainsborough's 'Mr and Mrs Andrews':
One painting, many voices
From Jeremy Vine to a parish priest, find out why Gainsborough's painting has intrigued people for centuries.
What do you think Gainsborough meant by it all? Click on the link to see the painting in detail and decide for yourself: