Thomas Gainsborough

Thomas Gainsborough


Nationality: British

Birth Place: Sudbury (Suffolk, England, United Kingdom)

As one of the most prominent artists of his day, Thomas Gainsborough built up a solid reputation during the 18th century. He was trained as an artist starting in 1740 in London, which enabled him to meet with many other prominent artists of his day. He quickly built up a reputation as a skilled portrait artist, which provided him with a high volume of work. Gainsborough since produced a number of popular paintings, which have left a lasting impact on the world of art.

Some of his most popular portrait paintings have included works such as "The Blue Boy" and "Mr. and Mrs. Robert Andrews." These works signify the skill of the artist, especially when it comes to fusing different types of color palettes together. In his day, the artist was well known for producing work at a surprisingly quick pace. This allowed him to produce a high volume of work as well, adding to his overall prestige. He had many colleagues in his era, including the famous artist John Constable. They were able to contribute much to the overall level of prestige of English artists in their time.

After building up a reputation as a portrait artist, Thomas Gainsborough became well known for his landscape works as well. Gainsborough gradually developed a reputation for preferring to paint these kinds of works, rather than traditional portrait pieces. One of his most popular landscape works has included "Landscape In Suffolk," which portrays a traditional English natural scene. These kinds of landscape paintings became more prevalent in the later catalog of Gainsborough's work.


Thomas Gainsborough Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Attributed to THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH, R.A. (English 1727-1788) Portrait O Elizabeth Honywood And Her Son Philip, 1767 Oil...
Attributed to THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH, R.A. (English 1727-1788)Portrait O Elizabeth Honywood And Her Son Philip, 1767Oil...
Lot 25033
Auction 652
Friday, May 25, 2007
Attributed to THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH, R.A. (English 1727 - 1788) Old Castle Oil on canvas 12-1/4 X 18-1/4 inches  PROV
Attributed to THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH, R.A. (English 1727 - 1788)Old CastleOil on canvas12-1/4 X 18-1/4 inchesPROV...
Lot 25027
Auction 638
Friday, November 10, 2006
THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH (British, 1727-1788) A Church in a Wooded Landscape, circa late 1770s-early 1780s Black chalk and...
THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH (British, 1727-1788)A Church in a Wooded Landscape, circa late 1770s-early 1780sBlack chalk and ...
Lot 72005
Auction 5118
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Manner of THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH (British, 1727-1788) Old Cottages Near Bath Oil on canvas 11 x 14-1/2 inches (27.9 x 36
Manner of THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH (British, 1727-1788)Old Cottages Near BathOil on canvas11 x 14-1/2 inches (27.9 x 36...
Lot 62991
Auction 5144
Monday, October 7, 2013
THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH (British, 1727-1788) Figures By a Track Through a Wooded Landscape, circa early 1750s Pencil on pa...
THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH (British, 1727-1788)Figures By a Track Through a Wooded Landscape, circa early 1750sPencil on pa...
Lot 72004
Auction 5118
Thursday, November 15, 2012

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