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Thomas Gainsborough

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Thomas Gainsborough

Place of birth

Sudbury, England

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The Blue Boy, Mr and Mrs Andrews, The Market Cart, and many more.


omas Gainsborough (1727–1788) was an English portrait and landscape painter and one of the most prolific and successful artists of the 18th century. He was born in the small town of Sudbury in Suffolk, and after moving to London in 1759, he rapidly established himself as one of the leading painters of the day.

Gainsborough’s paintings are notable for their delicate brushwork and vivid colors, as well as their emotional intensity. His portraits are often of wealthy aristocrats and members of the Royal Family, including Queen Charlotte, the wife of George III. Gainsborough was also an important figure in the development of English landscape painting and often painted outdoors, capturing the atmosphere of the countryside in his works.


Gainsborough was a prolific draftsman, and his drawings are considered an important record of the period. He was also an accomplished etcher and produced a number of prints, mostly of landscapes. Gainsborough was a major figure in the British art scene during the 18th century and was highly respected by his contemporaries. He was a founding member of the Royal Academy and a favorite of the King, who commissioned several portraits from him

. Gainsborough’s influence extended beyond his lifetime, and his paintings are now held in many of the world’s leading art galleries, including the National Gallery in London, the Louvre in Paris, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. His works are highly sought after by collectors, and his paintings have sold for millions of dollars at auction. Thomas Gainsborough was an influential figure in the art world of his time, and his skill and creativity continue to inspire artists today. His works are a testament to his talent, and his influence on the development of British painting remains strong.