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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Portrait Of Christopher Griffith (D.1767), Of Winterborne... - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait Of Christopher Griffith (D.1767), Of Winterborne...
Portrait of Mrs. Thomas Fletcher (1749-1852) - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of Mrs. Thomas Fletcher (1749-1852)
Self Portrait 6 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Self Portrait 6
Wooded Landscape with Herdsman Driving Cattle - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded Landscape with Herdsman Driving Cattle
Wooded Mountain Landscape Herdsman and Cows Crossing - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded Mountain Landscape Herdsman and Cows Crossing
Wooded Landscape with a Woodcutter 1762 63 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded Landscape with a Woodcutter 1762 63
Portrait Of Prince Edward Later Duke Of Kent 1782 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait Of Prince Edward Later Duke Of Kent 1782
Sunset, drinking horses - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Sunset, drinking horses
Cattle watering in a wooded landscape - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Cattle watering in a wooded landscape
Wooded Landscape with a Castle - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded Landscape with a Castle
Wooded Landscape With Peasants And Donkey Round A Fire... - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded Landscape With Peasants And Donkey Round A Fire...
Wooded Landscape with Country House and Two Figures - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded Landscape with Country House and Two Figures

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