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 Linley Sisters - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
The Linley Sisters
Six studies of a cat 1765-70 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Six studies of a cat 1765-70
Mary, Countess of Howe - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Mary, Countess of Howe
Mr and Mrs Andrews 1748-49 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Mr and Mrs Andrews 1748-49
The Marsham Children 1787 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
The Marsham Children 1787
The Painter's Daughters Chasing a Butterfly 1755-56 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
The Painter's Daughters Chasing a Butterfly 1755-56
Cottage Door with Girl and Pigs - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Cottage Door with Girl and Pigs
Portrait of Lord Bernard Stuart later Earl of Lichfield... - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of Lord Bernard Stuart later Earl of Lichfield...
An Officer of the 4th Regiment of Foot - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
An Officer of the 4th Regiment of Foot
Herdsmen Driving Cattle towards a Post - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Herdsmen Driving Cattle towards a Post
Portrait Of Colonel John Bullock - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait Of Colonel John Bullock
Gainsborough Dupont - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Gainsborough Dupont

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