Thomas Gainsborough

Died aged 61

Thomas Gainsborough RA FRSA (14 May 1727 (baptised) – 2 August 1788) was an English portrait and landscape painter, draughtsman, and printmaker. Along with his rival Sir Joshua Reynolds, he is considered one of the most important British artists of the second half of the 18th century. He painted quickly, and the works of his maturity are characterised by a light palette and easy strokes. Despite being a prolific portrait painter, Gainsborough gained greater satisfaction from his landscapes. He is credited (with Richard Wilson) as the originator of the 18th-century British landscape school. Gainsborough was a founding member of the Royal Academy.

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Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 artist lived here

80 - 82 Pall Mall, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Here lived T. Gainsborough. R.A. B.1727 D.1788

17 The Circus, Bath, United Kingdom where they lived

Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 painter lived at No.34 which stood next door 1752-1759

32 Foundation Street, Ipswich, United Kingdom where they lived near

In this house was born Thomas Gainsborough 1727 AD

Gainsborough's House & Garden - Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, United Kingdom where they was born (1727)

Thomas and Margaret Gainsborough lived here 1749 to 1752

31A Friars Street, Sudbury, United Kingdom where they lived (1749-1752)