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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Study Of A Beggar Boy Eating - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Study Of A Beggar Boy Eating
Mrs Graham - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Mrs Graham
Henry Frederick, Duke of Cumberland - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Henry Frederick, Duke of Cumberland
Landscape in Suffolk c. 1750 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Landscape in Suffolk c. 1750
Lady Ligonier - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Lady Ligonier
The Painters Daughters Mary and Margaret - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
The Painters Daughters Mary and Margaret
Lady Alston - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Lady Alston
Market Cart - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Market Cart
Portrait of Sir Harbord Harbord Bt Mp - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Portrait of Sir Harbord Harbord Bt Mp
Cattle Beside a River - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Cattle Beside a River
Conversation in a Park c. 1740 - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Conversation in a Park c. 1740
Seascape - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Seascape

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