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Thomas Gainsborough

(1727 - 1788)

Thomas Gainsborough Portrait

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Thomas Gainsborough is an English landscape and portrait painter, one of the great English masters. He was born in Sudbury, Suffolk in the family of a clothier. He showed an aptitude for drawing early and first was encouraged by his mother, who was a woman of well-cultivated mind and excelled in flower-painting. He used to spend a lot of time outdoors, drawing. In 1740, at the age of 13 he was sent to London to study art. He spent several years working in the studios of different artists, one of whom was Hubert Gravelot, a draughtsman and engraver, another one was a scene-painter and illustrator Francis Hayman.
In 1748 Gainsborough presented The Charterhouse (1748) to the Foundling Hospital, it was a way for the artist to show one of his works, because at that time there were no other possibilities for young artists. In 1746 Gainsborough married Margaret Burr, an illegitimate daughter of Duke of Beaufort. His wife brought the family an annuity of 200, which enabled him to start his career as a portrait-painter in Ipswich. Read Thomas Gainsborough's Full Biography

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Thomas Gainsborough. Self-Portrait with His Wife, Margaret (probably). Self-Portrait with His Wife, Margaret (probably). 1746-47. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. Gainsborough's Forest (Cornard Wood). Gainsborough's Forest (Cornard Wood). c.1746-47. Oil on canvas. National Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. Landscape with Sandpit. Landscape with Sandpit. c.1746-1747. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. The Charterhouse. The Charterhouse. 1748. Presented to the Foundling Hospital by the artist. Oil on canvas. Thomas Coram Foundation, London, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. Robert Andrews and His Wife Frances. Detail. Robert Andrews and His Wife Frances. Detail. 1748-49. Oil on canvas. National Gallery, London, UK. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. Heneage Lloyd and His Sister. Heneage Lloyd and His Sister. 1750s. Oil on canvas. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. Thomas Gainsborough, with His Wife and Elder Daughter, Mary. Thomas Gainsborough, with His Wife and Elder Daughter, Mary. 1751-52. Oil on canvas. Marquis of Cholmondeley, Houghton, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. John Kirby. John Kirby. c.1752-53. Oil on canvas. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. John Plampin. John Plampin. 1753-54. Oil on canvas. National Gallery, London, UK. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. River Landscape with Rustic Lovers. River Landscape with Rustic Lovers. c.1754-56. Oil on canvas. St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MI, USA. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. The Painter's Daughters, Margaret and Mary, Chasing Butterfly. The Painter's Daughters, Margaret and Mary, Chasing Butterfly. About 1756. National Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. Self-Portrait. Self-Portrait. 1758-59. Oil on canvas. National Portrait Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. William Wollaston. William Wollaston. 1758-59. Oil on canvas. Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich, UK. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. The Artist's Wife. The Artist's Wife. c.1758. Oil on canvas. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. The Painter's Daughters, Margaret and Mary, Holding a Cat. The Painter's Daughters, Margaret and Mary, Holding a Cat. 1759. Not finished. Oil on canvas. National Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. Edward Richard Gardiner. Edward Richard Gardiner. 1760-1768. Oil on canvas. Tate Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. Robert Price. Robert Price. c.1760. Oil on canvas. Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. Wooded Landscape with a Waggon in the Shade. Wooded Landscape with a Waggon in the Shade. 1760s. Oil on canvas. British Museum, London, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. Mrs. Philip Thicknesse, nee Anne Ford. Mrs. Philip Thicknesse, nee Anne Ford. 1760. Oil on canvas. Art Museum, Cincinnati, USA. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. Lady Alston. Lady Alston. 1760-1765. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. William Poyntz. William Poyntz. Exhibited S.A. 1762. Oil on canvas. Earl Spencer, Althorp, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. Mary, Countess Howe. Mary, Countess Howe. 1763-64. Oil on canvas. Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood, UK. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. Mrs. Christopher Horton, Later Anne, Duchess of Cumberland. Mrs. Christopher Horton, Later Anne, Duchess of Cumberland. 1766. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. The Harvest Wagon. The Harvest Wagon. Exhibited S.A. 1767. Oil on canvas. Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. Peasants Returning from Market. Peasants Returning from Market. c.1767-68. Oil on canvas. Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH, USA. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. Mary, Duchess of Montagu. Mary, Duchess of Montagu. 1768. Oil on canvas. Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, Bowhill, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. John, 10th Viscount Kilmorey. John, 10th Viscount Kilmorey. About 1768. Oil on canvas. Tate Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. Isabella, Viscountess Molyneux. Isabella, Viscountess Molyneux. 1769. Oil on canvas. Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. Duchess of Beaufort. Duchess of Beaufort. 1770s. Oil on canvas. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. Gainsborough Dupont. Gainsborough Dupont. 1770s. Oil on canvas. Tate Gallery, London, UK. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. View of King's Bromley-on-Trent, Staffordshire. View of King's Bromley-on-Trent, Staffordshire. 1768-70. Oil on canvas. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. The Artist's Daughters. The Artist's Daughters. 1770. Oil on canvas. Private collection, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. The Blue Boy. The Blue Boy. Exhibited R.A. 1770. Oil on canvas. Henry E. Huntington Art Gallery, San Marino, CA, USA. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. Master John Heathcote. Master John Heathcote. c.1770-1774. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Thomas Gainsborough. Edward, 2nd Viscount Ligonier. Edward, 2nd Viscount Ligonier. Exhibited R.A. 1771. Oil on canvas. Henry E. Huntington Art Gallery, San Marino, CA, USA. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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