Thomas Gainsborough (Thomas Gainsborough)

Thomas Gainsborough

Artist. An English portrait and landscape painter, in 1740 he went to London and became the assistant and pupil of the French engraver Hubert Gravelot. He is celebrated for the elegance, vivacity, and refinement of his portraits, which were greatly influenced by the work of Van Dyck. Outstanding among his well-known works are Perdita, The Blue Boy, and Lady Innes.  Family links:  Spouse:  Margaret Burr Gainsborough (1728 – 1797)*  Children:  Mary Gainsborough (____ – 1748)*  Mary Gainsborough Fischer (1750 – 1826)*  Margaret Gainsborough (1751 – 1820)* *Calculated relationship

Born

  • May, 14, 1727
  • England

Died

  • August, 08, 1788

Cemetery

  • St Anne Churchyard
  • England

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