Thomas Gainsborough – Versatile English Painter

Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) was one of the most versatile painters of 18th century Britain. He equally masterfully painted both portraits and landscapes and painted more from human observation than from formal academic rules. While portraiture was his profession landscape painting was his pleasure. Unlike many painters of his time, Gainsborough had little interest in literary or historical themes. His most famous works include The Blue Boy, Portrait of a Lady in Blue, and Mr and Mrs Andrews.

Patterns Included In This Set

Self Portrait

The Blue Boy

Mr and Mrs William Hallett

Mr and Mrs Andrews

Two Daughters with a Cat

The Artist’s Daughters

Gainsborough’s Daughter Mary

Self Portrait

Lady in Blue

Carl Friedrich Abel with Viola

Lady Georgiana Cavendish

Cottage Girl with Dog and Pitcher

Mary Countess Howe

Mrs Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Johann Christian Fischer

Johann Christian Bach

Master John Heathcote

Mrs. Sarah Siddons

Mrs. Grace Dalrymple Elliott

A Rocky Coast Scene

Augustus John – third Earl of Brison

Fern Bridge Lane

George Lord Vernon

Elizabeth Wrottesley

John Plampin

Mrs. Graham

Mrs. Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The Honourable Frances Duncombe

William Wollaston

An Extensive Landscape with Cattle and a Drover

Mrs. Peter William Baker