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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View of Dedham - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
View of Dedham
Girl with Pigs 1782 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Girl with Pigs 1782
Artist's daughters with a cat - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Artist's daughters with a cat
Duchess of Beaufort - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Duchess of Beaufort
Miss Catherine Tatton - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Miss Catherine Tatton
Pomeranian Bitch and Puppy - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Pomeranian Bitch and Puppy
Gypsy Encampment. Sunset - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Gypsy Encampment. Sunset
James Christie - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
James Christie
River Landscape 1768-70 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
River Landscape 1768-70
Haymaker and Sleeping Girl  (Mushroom Girl)  1785 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Haymaker and Sleeping Girl (Mushroom Girl) 1785
Portrait of the Artist with his Wife and Daughter - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of the Artist with his Wife and Daughter
The Cottage Door - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
The Cottage Door

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