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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Self-Portrait 1787 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Self-Portrait 1787
Landscape with a Woodcutter and Milkmaid - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Landscape with a Woodcutter and Milkmaid
Portrait of Anne, Countess of Chesterfield - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of Anne, Countess of Chesterfield
John Plampin - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
John Plampin
Lady Elizabeth Foster 1758-1824 later Elizabeth Cavendish... - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Lady Elizabeth Foster 1758-1824 later Elizabeth Cavendish...
The Honorable Mrs. Graham 1775-77 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
The Honorable Mrs. Graham 1775-77
Shepherd Boys with Dogs Fighting - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Shepherd Boys with Dogs Fighting
The Market Cart - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
The Market Cart
Portrait of Sir John Skynner 1723-1805 Lord Chief Baron - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of Sir John Skynner 1723-1805 Lord Chief Baron
King George III - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
King George III
Portrait of Jonathan Buttall (The Blue Boy) 1770 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of Jonathan Buttall (The Blue Boy) 1770
Johann Christian Bach - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Johann Christian Bach

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