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Thomas Gainsborough

(1727 - 1788)

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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

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 Poster or Print
Thomas Gainsborough. Gainsborough's Forest (Cornard Wood). Gainsborough's Forest (Cornard Wood). c.1746-47. Oil on canvas. National Gallery, London, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Thomas Gainsborough. Landscape with Sandpit. Landscape with Sandpit. c.1746-1747. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. Order a Poster or Print
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 Poster or Print
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 Poster or Print
Thomas Gainsborough. Heneage Lloyd and His Sister. Heneage Lloyd and His Sister. 1750s. Oil on canvas. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK. Order a Poster or Print
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 Poster or Print
Thomas Gainsborough. John Kirby. John Kirby. c.1752-53. Oil on canvas. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Thomas Gainsborough. John Plampin. John Plampin. 1753-54. Oil on canvas. National Gallery, London, UK. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
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 Poster or Print
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 Poster or Print
Thomas Gainsborough. Self-Portrait. Self-Portrait. 1758-59. Oil on canvas. National Portrait Gallery, London, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Thomas Gainsborough. William Wollaston. William Wollaston. 1758-59. Oil on canvas. Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich, UK. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
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 Poster or Print
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 Poster or Print
Thomas Gainsborough. Edward Richard Gardiner. Edward Richard Gardiner. 1760-1768. Oil on canvas. Tate Gallery, London, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Thomas Gainsborough. Robert Price. Robert Price. c.1760. Oil on canvas. Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
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 Poster or Print
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 Poster or Print
Thomas Gainsborough. Lady Alston. Lady Alston. 1760-1765. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France. Order a Poster or Print
Thomas Gainsborough. William Poyntz. William Poyntz. Exhibited S.A. 1762. Oil on canvas. Earl Spencer, Althorp, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Thomas Gainsborough. Mary, Countess Howe. Mary, Countess Howe. 1763-64. Oil on canvas. Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood, UK. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
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 Poster or Print
Thomas Gainsborough. The Harvest Wagon. The Harvest Wagon. Exhibited S.A. 1767. Oil on canvas. Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham, UK. Order a Poster or Print
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 Poster or Print
Thomas Gainsborough. Mary, Duchess of Montagu. Mary, Duchess of Montagu. 1768. Oil on canvas. Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, Bowhill, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Thomas Gainsborough. John, 10th Viscount Kilmorey. John, 10th Viscount Kilmorey. About 1768. Oil on canvas. Tate Gallery, London, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Thomas Gainsborough. Isabella, Viscountess Molyneux. Isabella, Viscountess Molyneux. 1769. Oil on canvas. Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Thomas Gainsborough. Duchess of Beaufort. Duchess of Beaufort. 1770s. Oil on canvas. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
Thomas Gainsborough. Gainsborough Dupont. Gainsborough Dupont. 1770s. Oil on canvas. Tate Gallery, London, UK. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
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 Poster or Print
Thomas Gainsborough. The Artist's Daughters. The Artist's Daughters. 1770. Oil on canvas. Private collection, UK. Order a Poster or Print
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 Poster or Print
Thomas Gainsborough. Master John Heathcote. Master John Heathcote. c.1770-1774. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. Order a Poster or Print
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 Poster or Print
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