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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Carl Friedrich Abel - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Carl Friedrich Abel
Elizabeth and Thomas Linley - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Elizabeth and Thomas Linley
A bridge with cattle passing over - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
A bridge with cattle passing over
Lord Ligonier - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Lord Ligonier
A Rocky Coastal Scene - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
A Rocky Coastal Scene
Mrs. Peter William Baker - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Mrs. Peter William Baker
Mrs Sheridan - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Mrs Sheridan
Painter's Daughters - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Painter's Daughters
The Watering Place - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
The Watering Place
Extensive wooded landscape with peasants on a path - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Extensive wooded landscape with peasants on a path
Woody Landscape with Building - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
Woody Landscape with Building
The Misses Sloper - Thomas Gainsborough - www.thomas-gainsborough.org
The Misses Sloper

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