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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Figures before a Cottage - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Figures before a Cottage
Portrait of Mrs Simpson - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of Mrs Simpson
Portrait of an Angel after Sir Anthony van Dyck - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of an Angel after Sir Anthony van Dyck
The Rev John Chafy Playing a Cello - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
The Rev John Chafy Playing a Cello
Major William Tennant of Needwood House Staffs - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Major William Tennant of Needwood House Staffs
Portrait of Sarah Buxton - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of Sarah Buxton
Wooded Landscape with Cattle and Goats - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded Landscape with Cattle and Goats
Portrait Of A Young Boy - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait Of A Young Boy
Portrait of a lady, identified as Lady Louisa Clarges - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of a lady, identified as Lady Louisa Clarges
Milkmaids With Cattle On A Country Track - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Milkmaids With Cattle On A Country Track
Portrait of a Gentleman 2 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of a Gentleman 2
Portrait of Johann Christian Bach 1735-1782 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of Johann Christian Bach 1735-1782

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