Thomas Gainsborough

Thomas Gainsborough

Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) was an English landscape painter and portraitist and was one of the leading painters in 18th century Europe.

Thomas Gainsborough Summary:

  • He was born and raised in Suffolk, England to John, a weaver, and Mary, a sister of Reverend Humphry Burroughs.
  • The house he spent his childhood in is now known as Gainsborough House and is home to some of his works.
  • He was known to be a fast painter.
  • Most of his portraits take place in nature to showcase his ability to paint incredible landscapes.
  • He was a founding member of the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Thomas Gainsborough’s Famous Paintings:

  • Mr. and Mrs. Andrews (1750)
  • Mrs. Richard Brinley Sheridan (1787)
  • Portrait of the Artist with his Wife and Daughter (ca. 1748)
  • Going to Market, Early Morning (1773)
  • Portrait of Giovanna Baccelli (1782)
  • The Painter’s Daughters Chasing a Butterfly (1756)

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