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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William Lowndes 1652-1724 Auditor of His Majestys Court... - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
William Lowndes 1652-1724 Auditor of His Majestys Court...
Portrait of Anne Greenly - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of Anne Greenly
Portrait of Sir Kenelm Digby in armour 1603-1665 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of Sir Kenelm Digby in armour 1603-1665
Mr Samuel Kilderbee 1725-1813 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Mr Samuel Kilderbee 1725-1813
Portrait of John Hobart 1723-93 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of John Hobart 1723-93 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire
Portrait Of Miss Low - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait Of Miss Low
Thomas Linley the Elder 1732-95 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Thomas Linley the Elder 1732-95
A wooded landscape with a horse and cart on a country... - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
A wooded landscape with a horse and cart on a country...
Portrait Of Thomas Hanmer - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait Of Thomas Hanmer
Portrait of the Hon Harriott Marsham 1721-96 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of the Hon Harriott Marsham 1721-96
Wooded Landscape With Rocks And Tree Stump - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded Landscape With Rocks And Tree Stump
Wooded landscape with a distant mountain - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded landscape with a distant mountain

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