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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Study of a woman in a Mob Cap - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Study of a woman in a Mob Cap
Mountain Landscape with Figures Sheep and Fountain - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Mountain Landscape with Figures Sheep and Fountain
Portrait Of Richard Tickell (1751-1793) - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait Of Richard Tickell (1751-1793)
Wooded Landscape with Carts and Figures - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded Landscape with Carts and Figures
The Rev Humphrey Gainsborough - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
The Rev Humphrey Gainsborough
Portrait of Wilhelmina Campbell Viscountess Glenorchy... - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of Wilhelmina Campbell Viscountess Glenorchy...
An extensive landscape with a traveller resting below... - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
An extensive landscape with a traveller resting below...
A wooded river landscape with figures in a boat and... - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
A wooded river landscape with figures in a boat and...
The Rev Samuel Uvedale - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
The Rev Samuel Uvedale
Portrait Of Peter Godfrey (1769-1837) - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait Of Peter Godfrey (1769-1837)
Portrait Of Captain Sharpe - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait Of Captain Sharpe
Thomas Linley the Elder 1732-95 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Thomas Linley the Elder 1732-95

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