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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Wooded landscape with a distant mountain - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded landscape with a distant mountain
Wooded Landscape with Drover and Cattle and Milkmaids - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded Landscape with Drover and Cattle and Milkmaids
George Brydges Rodney 1719-92 Admiral of the White - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
George Brydges Rodney 1719-92 Admiral of the White
Portrait of Mrs Crewe - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of Mrs Crewe
An Open Landscape With A Drover And Cow, A Cottage... - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
An Open Landscape With A Drover And Cow, A Cottage...
Portrait Of John Hayes St Leger 1782 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait Of John Hayes St Leger 1782
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 Mrs Thomas Prowse - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of Mrs Thomas Prowse
Portrait of Christopher Griffith, Jr., of Padworth - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of Christopher Griffith, Jr., of Padworth
Portrait Of Mr G Hammond - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait Of Mr G Hammond
Portrait of a man - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of a man
Wooded Landscape with Country Cart and Figures - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded Landscape with Country Cart and Figures

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