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 2 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded Landscape 2
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
Wooded Landscape With A Driver And Cattle And A Distant... - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded Landscape With A Driver And Cattle And A Distant...
Wooded Upland Landscape probably 1783 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded Upland Landscape probably 1783
Figures and cattle in a wooded landscape - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Figures and cattle in a wooded landscape
Wooded Landscape With A Waggon In The Shade 1760s - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded Landscape With A Waggon In The Shade 1760s
Travellers on a track in a landscape - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Travellers on a track in a landscape
Wooded Landscape With A Traveller On A Country Road... - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded Landscape With A Traveller On A Country Road...
Wooded Landscape With Riders, Sheep And Pool - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded Landscape With Riders, Sheep And Pool
Wooded landscape with figures, donkeys and buildings - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded landscape with figures, donkeys and buildings
Wooded Landscape With Four Riders And Two Cows - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded Landscape With Four Riders And Two Cows

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