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 Thomas Gainsborough  (1727 - 1788)

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Lived/Active: United Kingdom      Known for: portrait and landscape painting

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Portrait of Mrs. William Villebois, full-length, in masquerade dress, with a blue gown and a lace-edged satin skirt, holding a diaphanous wrap, beside a pilaster
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Thomas Gainsborough was born in 1727 in Sudbury, in the County of Suffolk, England. His mother was an accomplished flower painter. Gainsborough made little progress at grammer school, where he spent most of his time sketching. At the age of fifteen he was sent to London where he studied under the French engraver Gravelot. A few years later at Gravelot's instigation he was admitted into the Martin Lane Academy where he studied under the historical painter Francis Hayman.

In 1745 he returne (showing 500 of 2540 characters).

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