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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A wooded Landscape with Herdsmen, Cows and Sheep near... - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
A wooded Landscape with Herdsmen, Cows and Sheep near...
Lady Anne Hamilton - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Lady Anne Hamilton
Lavinia the Milk Maid - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Lavinia the Milk Maid
A hilly landscape 2 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
A hilly landscape 2
Spitz Dog - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Spitz Dog
Mrs Mary Robinson Perdita - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Mrs Mary Robinson Perdita
Mrs Grace Dalrymple Elliot c. 1778 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Mrs Grace Dalrymple Elliot c. 1778
Evening Landscape - Peasants and Mounted Figures - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Evening Landscape - Peasants and Mounted Figures
Lady Lloyd and her son Richard Savage Lloyd of Hintlesham... - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Lady Lloyd and her son Richard Savage Lloyd of Hintlesham...
Girl with a Book Seated in a Park - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Girl with a Book Seated in a Park
An Extensive Landscape With Cattle And A Drover - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
An Extensive Landscape With Cattle And A Drover
Johann Christian Fischer c. 1780 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Johann Christian Fischer c. 1780

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