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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Cottage Door with Girl and Pigs - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Cottage Door with Girl and Pigs
Georgiana Spencer afterwards Duchess of Devonshire - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Georgiana Spencer afterwards Duchess of Devonshire
Cornard Wood - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Cornard Wood
Lieutenant. Colonel Edmund Nugent - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Lieutenant. Colonel Edmund Nugent
Bumper a Bull Terrier - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Bumper a Bull Terrier
The Marsham Children 1787 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
The Marsham Children 1787
Mrs. John Taylor - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Mrs. John Taylor
Mr and Mrs William Hallett ('The Morning Walk')  1785 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Mr and Mrs William Hallett ('The Morning Walk') 1785
The Cottage Door 2 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
The Cottage Door 2
Captain William Wade - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Captain William Wade
Open Landscape with Mounted Peasants - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Open Landscape with Mounted Peasants
A Lady Walking in a Garden with a Child - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
A Lady Walking in a Garden with a Child

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