Thomas GainsboroughThomas Gainsborough
was born inwas born in
Sudbury in 1727Sudbury in 1727
and was the sonand was the son
of a merchant.of a merchant.
He was a masterHe was a master
of English schoolof English school
of painting.of painting.
He was aHe was a
portraitist and aportraitist and a
His father sent himHis father sent him
to London to studyto London to study
He spent 8 yearsHe spent 8 years
working andworking and
studying in London.studying in London.
There he gotThere he got
acquainted with theacquainted with the
Flemish traditionalFlemish traditional
school of painting.school of painting.
In his portraits greenIn his portraits green
and blue coloursand blue colours
He was the firstHe was the first
British painter whoBritish painter who
painted British nativepainted British native
He painted a wagonHe painted a wagon
of hay, a poorof hay, a poor
cottage, poorcottage, poor
His works ofHis works of
landscape containlandscape contain
much poetry andmuch poetry and
Gainsborough's landscapeGainsborough's landscape
paintings were selling verypaintings were selling very
well, and he was able towell, and he was able to
get high society clients andget high society clients and
send works to the Royalsend works to the Royal
Academy's annualAcademy's annual
His portraits display theHis portraits display the
individuality of hisindividuality of his
His works, painted in clear and trans-His works, painted in clear and trans-
parent tones, had a considerableparent tones, had a considerable
influence on the artists of the Englishinfluence on the artists of the English
He was in advance of his time.He was in advance of his time.
His art became a forerunner of theHis art became a forerunner of the
Romantic Movement.Romantic Movement.
Gainsborough died of cancer on 2Gainsborough died of cancer on 2
August 1788 in his 62nd year.August 1788 in his 62nd year.
Thank you forThank you for
your attention!your attention!