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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Mr and Mrs William Hallett - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Mr and Mrs William Hallett
The Woodcutters' Return - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
The Woodcutters' Return
Churchyard with Figure Contemplating Tombstone - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Churchyard with Figure Contemplating Tombstone
Peasant Smoking at a Cottage Door - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Peasant Smoking at a Cottage Door
Portrait of a Lady in Blue 1777-79 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of a Lady in Blue 1777-79
Mrs Sarah Siddons 1785 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Mrs Sarah Siddons 1785
Mountain Landscape with Peasants Crossing a Bridge - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Mountain Landscape with Peasants Crossing a Bridge
Seashore With Fishermen - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Seashore With Fishermen
The Gravenor Family - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
The Gravenor Family
Portrait of Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci castrato singer... - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci castrato singer...
Master John Heathcote 1770 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Master John Heathcote 1770
The Harvest Wagon 1767 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
The Harvest Wagon 1767

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