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Artist: Thomas Gainsborough (1727 - 1788)
Nationality: British
Movement: Rococo
Media: Painting
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Biography:
Thomas Gainsborough was born in Suffolk, with recognizable talent even as a child. At 13, his family sent him to study in London under French artist Hubert Gravelot. In 1745, Gainsborough attempted to make a living selling his landscapes, but his business ventures soon failed and he returned to his birthplace. He then moved to Bath, abandoning his preferred landscape subjects for the more lucrative career of a portrait artist. In 1768, Gainsborough’s reputation earned him a spot as one of the founders of the Royal Academy in London.


Artworks in Museum Collections: (60)
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Gainsborough Dupont Eldest Princesses Mezzotint 18th century
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Portrait présumé de l'artiste et de sa femme, dans un paysage (1982) by GAINSBOROUGH Thomas
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The Wood Gatherers, 1787 Thomas Gainsborough (British, 1727-1788)Oil on canvas; 58 1/8 x 47 3/8
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A Child with a Cat, 1787 Thomas Gainsborough (British, 1727-1788)Oil on canvas; 59 1/4 x
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Wooded Upland Landscape, probably 1783 Thomas Gainsborough (British, 1727-1788)Oil on canvas; 47 3/8 x 58
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CONVERSATION DANS UN PARC (1746) by GAINSBOROUGH Thomas
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Lieutenant Colonel Paul Pechell (1724-1800) Thomas Gainsborough (British, 1727-1788)Oil on canvas; 30 1/8 x 25
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Thomas Gainsborough - The Hon. Mrs. Thomas Graham c. 1775-1777 oil on canvas National Gallery of Art British
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Artist: Thomas Gainsborough,R.A. Title: The Fallen Tree Date: about 1750 - 1753 Medium: oil on
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William Anne Hollis
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Portrait de Georges III, Roi d'Angleterre (1886) by GAINSBOROUGH Thomas (d'après)
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Mrs. Ralph Izard (Alice DeLancey, 1746-47–1832) Thomas Gainsborough (British, 1727-1788)Oil on canvas; Oval, 30 1/4
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Mrs. Grace Dalrymple Elliott (1754?–1823), 1778 Thomas Gainsborough (British, 1727-1788)Oil on canvas; 92 1/4 x
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Artist: Thomas Gainsborough Title: Wooded Landscape with Cows at a Watering Place, Figures and Cottage
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Portrait of James Christie (1730 - 1803)
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The Painter"s Daughter Mary (1748-1826) Copy after Thomas Gainsborough (British, probably third quarter 19th century)Oil
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Scène champêtre (1985) by GAINSBOROUGH Thomas
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Charlotte (1744-1818), Queen of England Thomas Gainsborough (British, 1727-1788)Oil on canvas; 23 3/4 x 17
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Portrait of a Woman, Called Miss Sparrow Thomas Gainsborough (British, 1727-1788)Oil on canvas; 30 1/8
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Thomas Gainsborough Mrs. Fitzherbert oil on canvas 1784
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Thomas Gainsborough Portrait of a Woman red chalk 18th century
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Thomas Gainsborough Samuel Kilderbee oil on canvas circa 1757
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Thomas Gainsborough Major General Sir William Draper oil on canvas circa 1765
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Thomas Gainsborough Landscape With Country Carts oil on canvas circa 1784 - 1785
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Berger dans la campagne avec un âne et un chien (1985) by GAINSBOROUGH Thomas
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Personnages sur la terrasse d'une grande maison (1985) by GAINSBOROUGH Thomas
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Thomas Gainsborough Wooded Landscape with Three Cows at a Pool aquatint mid 18th century
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Thomas Gainsborough Eleazar Davy of the Grove, Yoxford, Suffolk oil on canvas circa 1775
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Paysage de lac, aux bords boisés (1976) by GAINSBOROUGH Thomas
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La gardeuse de porcs (4e quart 18e siècle ; 1ère moitié 19e siècle) by NORMAND Charles Pierre Joseph (attribué à) ; GAINSBOROUGH Thomas (inspiré par)
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Thomas Gainsborough River Scene with Mill black crayon with white chalk on faded blue-green laid paper circa 1760 - 1780
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MISS ELIZABETH ANNE GOSSET (4e quart 18e siècle) by GAINSBOROUGH Thomas
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Thomas Gainsborough Wooded Landscape with Two Country Carts and figures Soft Ground Etching 1779 - 1780
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Thomas Gainsborough Wooded River Landscape with Shepherds and Sheep Soft Ground Etching and aquatint mid 18th century
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Charles Rousseau Burney (1747-1819), late 1770s Thomas Gainsborough (British, 1727-1788)Oil on canvas; 30 1/4 x
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Thomas Gainsborough Wooded Landscape with Figures and Cows at a Watering Place Soft Ground Etching and aquatint 1776 - 1777
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Paysage de forêt avec un couple d'amoureux dans un chemin (1976) by GAINSBOROUGH Thomas
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Thomas Gainsborough Upland Landscape with Figures, Riders and Cattle varnished watercolor with oil paint on cream laid paper circa 1780 - 1790
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Lady Mulgrave (Anne Elizabeth Cholmley, 1769-1788) Gainsborough Dupont (British, born about 1754, died 1797)Oil on
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Jeune paysanne tenant une cruche et un petit chien (1814 en) by BONE Henry
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Deux figures dans un paysage boisé bordant un plan d'eau avec des vaches (1985) by GAINSBOROUGH Thomas
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Portrait of a Man, Called General Blyth Thomas Gainsborough (British, 1727-1788)Oil on canvas; 29 1/2
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Enfant arrêtant un autre voulant s'interposer dans un combat de chiens (4e quart 18e siècle ; 1ère moitié 19e siècle) by NORMAND Charles Pierre Joseph (attribué à) ; GAINSBOROUGH Thomas (inspiré par)
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Paysage aux arbres tourmentés par le vent (1951) by GAINSBOROUGH Thomas
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A Lady Walking in a Garden with a Child
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Jeune enfant sur un âne, soutenu par une fillette, dans un paysage (4e quart 18e siècle ; 1ère moitié 19e siècle) by NORMAND Charles Pierre Joseph (attribué à) ; GAINSBOROUGH Thomas (inspiré par)
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Thomas Gainsborough - Portrait of Mrs. Collins c. 1770-1775 Oil on canvas Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami English
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Sir Thomas Gainsborough - Portrait of Mrs. Casberd 1765-1766 oil on canvas Utah Museum of Fine Arts English
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Thomas Gainsborough - Ralph Bell 1772-74 oil on canvas North Carolina Museum of Art British
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Thomas Gainsborough - Landscape with a pool c. 1746-1747 oil on canvas The Fitzwilliam Museum British
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Thomas Gainsborough - Seashore with Fishermen c. 1781-1782 oil on canvas National Gallery of Art British
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THomas Gainsborough - The Fallen Tree 1750-53 oil on canvas Minneapolis Institute of Arts British
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Thomas Gainsborough - Miss Montagu c. 1774 oil on canvas Chrysler Museum of Art English
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Thomas Gainsborough - The Cottage Door c. 1778 oil on canvas Cincinnati Art Museum British
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Thomas Gainsborough - Miss Lloyd c. 1750 oil on canvas Kimbell Art Museum English
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Thomas Gainsborough - Suffolk Landscape mid-1750's oil on canvas Kimbell Art Museum English
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Thomas Gainsborough - The Hon. Frances Duncombe c. 1777 oil on canvas The Frick Collection British
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Thomas Gainsborough - Edward Swinburne 1785 oil on canvas The Detroit Institute of Art English
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Thomas Gainsborough - Mrs. John Taylor c. 1778 oil on canvas National Gallery of Art British
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Thomas Gainsborough - A forest road c. 1750 oil on canvas The Fitzwilliam Museum British

Artnews Articles and Exhibition Information: (15)
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National Gallery of Art: Thomas Gainsborough, 1727-1788
The exhibition was organized by Tate Britain--where it has been on view since October 24, 2002, and will close on January 19, 2003--in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where it will be ...

Tate Britian: Drawing Materials and Techniques: Works on Paper from the Oppe Collection 1700-1850
Rather than placing emphasis on the artist, or the subject and content of the drawings, the exhibition looks closely at the materials and techniques used to create them. Most works in the exhibition will be on display for t...

Bristol Museums and Art Gallery: Family Fortunes: Paintings on tour from the National Gallery, London
Also on display is work on the theme of the family today by Bristol school children and young people. ...

Museum of Fine Art, Houston: Rembrandt to Gainsborough: Masterpieces from England's Dulwich Picture Gallery
Described as Londons most perfect gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery houses a renowned collection of European painting from ...

Cincinnati Art Museum: European Masterpieces: Six Centuries of Paintings from the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
This exhibition, which make its world premiere at the CAM, will travel the United States while the
Walker Art Gallery:
George Romney 1734-1802: British art's forgotten genius
At the height of his career he was more fashionable than Sir Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough as a society portraitist, but all his life he wanted to paint elevated historical and literary subjects. He lacked the confidence to carry out ma...

Bolton Museum and Art Gallery: Family Fortunes: Paintings on Tour from the National Gallery, London
'Family Fortunes' focuses attention on shifting attitudes towards the family from the 16th century to the present day. For example, the sentimental appreciation of children and childish pleasures which emerged in the 18th century is reflected ...

Art Gallery of New South Wales: Australian Sculptor Bertram Mackennal
Whilst Mackennal remained an expatriate, travelling back to Australia only three times, he maintained close links to local sculptors. He had a large impact on the growth and directions of sculpture in Australia. He completed a number of public wor...

Tennessee State Museum: The Rau Collection: Six Centuries With The European Masters
Riggins-Ezzell said, "This is truly an all-star lineup of the European masters from several countries, representing the beginnings of European painting in the Renaissance up to the mid-20th century, including French Impressionist and Post-Impressi...

Tate Gallery, Liverpool: Figurative Art at the End of the Century
Many of these works have only just been acquired by the Tate and are on show in Liverpool for the first time. Together, they create a powerful spectacle and raise issues ...

Getty Museum: A Passion for Performance: Sarah Siddons and Her Portraitists
Cultivating a complex public persona to promote her celebrity, Siddons collaborated with the greatest artists of her day to create images which celebrated her renowned majestic ...

Victoria and Albert Museum: Five New Painting Galleries to Open
The V&A has remarkable collections of eighteenth and nineteenth century British landscape paintings and watercolours (the national collection of watercolours is held at the V&A). Three galleries will focus on the image of landscape in Britain as...

Frick Collection: Master Drawings from the Smith College Museum of Art
Among the other artists represented in the exhibition are Northern European masters Matthias Grünewald, Jan van Goyen, Adoph von Menzel, Piet Mondrian, and Paul Klee. Italian artists include Fra Bartolommeo, Rosso Fiorentino, Federico Barocci, Gi...

Haus der Kunst: Masterpieces from Fra Angelico to Bonnard The Collection Dr. Gustav Rau
After the exhibition in Paris and Cologne, this priceless collection is now to be seen in its noticeably enlarged form in Haus der Kunst. A selection of 100 paintings demonstrates in an exemplary manner the development of European painting from th...

Frick Collection: Masterpieces of European Painting from the Toledo Museum of Art
While the collection of the Toledo Museum is considered encyclopedic, the works included in the exhibition will emphasize the period from the early Italian Renaissance to late nineteenth-century France. The selection will notably complement the h...

Further Artwork and Information:

WebMuseum: Gainsborough, Thomas
Thomas Gainsborough Online
Gainsboroughs House - Museum and gallery of the birthplace of the artist Thomas Gainsborough
Thomas Gainsborough .- Olgas Gallery
Thomas Gainsborough: Introduction
CGFA- Thomas Gainsborough
Thomas Gainsborough
National Gallery of Art - Thomas Gainsborough, 1727-1788
Yahoo! Directory Painters > Thomas Gainsborough
Thomas Gainsborough - [Index]

 

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