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Self-Portrait 1787 - Thomas Gainsborough
Self-Portrait 1787

Thomas Gainsborough (christened 14 May 1727 - died 2 August 1788) was one of the most famous portrait and landscape painters of 18th century Britain.

Thomas Gainsborough was born in Sudbury, Suffolk, England. His father was a weaver involved with the wool trade. At the age of thirteen he impressed his father with his pencilling skills so that he let him go to London to study art in 1740. In London he first trained under engraver Hubert Gravelot but eventually became associated with William Hogarth and his school.

One of his mentors was Francis Hayman. In those years he contributed to the decoration of what is now the Thomas Coram Foundation for Children and the supper boxes at Vauxhall Gardens.


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Lady Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Lady Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
Mrs. Richard Brinsley Sheridan  1785-87 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Mrs. Richard Brinsley Sheridan 1785-87
Mrs. Thomas Gainsborough nee Margaret Burr - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Mrs. Thomas Gainsborough nee Margaret Burr
Georgiana. Duchess of Devonshire - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Georgiana. Duchess of Devonshire
Sophia Charlotte. Lady Sheffield - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Sophia Charlotte. Lady Sheffield
Queen Charlotte - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Queen Charlotte
Cottage Girl with Dog and Pitcher - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Cottage Girl with Dog and Pitcher
Robert Andrews and his Wife, Frances - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Robert Andrews and his Wife, Frances
The Honourable Frances Duncombe - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
The Honourable Frances Duncombe
Ann Ford (Mrs Philip Thicknesse) - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Ann Ford (Mrs Philip Thicknesse)
Holywells Park Ipswich - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Holywells Park Ipswich
John Plampin - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
John Plampin
Landscape with a Woodcutter and Milkmaid - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Landscape with a Woodcutter and Milkmaid
Self-Portrait 1787 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Self-Portrait 1787
Portrait of Anne, Countess of Chesterfield - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of Anne, Countess of Chesterfield
A Peasant Girl Gathering Faggots in a Wood - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
A Peasant Girl Gathering Faggots in a Wood
Lady Elizabeth Foster 1758-1824 later Elizabeth Cavendish... - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Lady Elizabeth Foster 1758-1824 later Elizabeth Cavendish...
Shepherd Boys with Dogs Fighting - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Shepherd Boys with Dogs Fighting
Johann Christian Bach - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Johann Christian Bach
King George III - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
King George III
The Honorable Mrs. Graham 1775-77 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
The Honorable Mrs. Graham 1775-77
The Market Cart - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
The Market Cart
The Woodcutters' Return - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
The Woodcutters' Return
Mr and Mrs William Hallett - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Mr and Mrs William Hallett
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