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 Castle - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded Landscape with Castle
Wooded Landscape With Figure, Lime Kiln And Farm Building - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded Landscape With Figure, Lime Kiln And Farm Building
Wooded landscape with herdsmen, cows, river and church... - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded landscape with herdsmen, cows, river and church...
Wooded Landscape With Riders, Sheep And Pool - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded Landscape With Riders, Sheep And Pool
Wooded Mountain Landscape With River And Buildings - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded Mountain Landscape With River And Buildings
Wooded Landscape With Mansion, Figure And Packhorse - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded Landscape With Mansion, Figure And Packhorse
Wooded landscape with a herdsman driving cattle towards... - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded landscape with a herdsman driving cattle towards...
Wooded Landscape With Herdsman And Cattle, A Building... - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Wooded Landscape With Herdsman And Cattle, A Building...
The Painter´s Two Daughters - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
The Painter´s Two Daughters

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