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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John 10th Viscount Kilmorey 1768 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
John 10th Viscount Kilmorey 1768
View near the Coast - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
View near the Coast
Landscape With Sandpit 1746-1747 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Landscape With Sandpit 1746-1747
Portrait of Anne Fuyre - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of Anne Fuyre
Portrait Of Anne Lynch As A Child - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait Of Anne Lynch As A Child
A wooded landscape with shepherd and sheep - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
A wooded landscape with shepherd and sheep
Portrait Of Francis Bennett Of Cadbury Court (1712... - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait Of Francis Bennett Of Cadbury Court (1712...
Portrait Of Mrs Thomas Gainsborough, Nee Margaret Burr... - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait Of Mrs Thomas Gainsborough, Nee Margaret Burr...
Portrait of Molly and Peggy with drawing tools - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of Molly and Peggy with drawing tools
Portrait of John Kirby - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of John Kirby
Portrait of Elizabeth Blacker (1739-1822) - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of Elizabeth Blacker (1739-1822)
A wooded landscape with sheep grazing by a winding... - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
A wooded landscape with sheep grazing by a winding...

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