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GAINSBOROUGH, Thomas (1727 - 1788), Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
GAINSBOROUGH, Thomas (1727 - 1788), Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 1727, in Sudbury (Suffolk), where he was baptised 14 May; died 2 August 1788, in London.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman. Genre scenes, portraits, landscapes with figures, animals, landscapes, waterscapes.

Thomas Gainsborough was the youngest son of John Gainsborough, a tailor and clothier. As a child, he demonstrated his artistic leanings by drawing familiar sites of natural beauty in

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