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...
Mrs Grace Dalrymple Elliot c. 1778 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Mrs Grace Dalrymple Elliot c. 1778
The Misses Sloper - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
The Misses Sloper
An Extensive Landscape With Cattle And A Drover - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
An Extensive Landscape With Cattle And A Drover
The Mall - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
The Mall
The Bridge - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
The Bridge
Johann Christian Fischer c. 1780 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Johann Christian Fischer c. 1780
John Eld of Seighford Hall Stafford - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
John Eld of Seighford Hall Stafford
Painter's Daughters - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Painter's Daughters
Sir Benjamin Truman - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Sir Benjamin Truman
Portrait of Georgiana Poyntz Countess Spencer - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of Georgiana Poyntz Countess Spencer
A Woman in Blue - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
A Woman in Blue

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