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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The faggot gatherer - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
The faggot gatherer
Portrait of a Young Man with Powdered Hair - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of a Young Man with Powdered Hair
Pesants Returning From Market 1767-1768 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Pesants Returning From Market 1767-1768
Study of a rustic figure - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Study of a rustic figure
Portrait Of A Suffolk Clergyman - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait Of A Suffolk Clergyman
Study Of Horses, Cows, A Donkey And A Pig - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Study Of Horses, Cows, A Donkey And A Pig
Portrait of Elizabeth Uvedale - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of Elizabeth Uvedale
Portrait Of Dr. William Walcot - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait Of Dr. William Walcot
Portrait of Samuel Foote (1720-1777) - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of Samuel Foote (1720-1777)
Wooded Landscape with a Man Talking to Two Seated Women - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded Landscape with a Man Talking to Two Seated Women
Portrait of John Shelley (1729-1790) - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of John Shelley (1729-1790)
Portrait of Mrs. Thomas Fletcher (1749-1852) - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of Mrs. Thomas Fletcher (1749-1852)

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