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  Thomas Gainsborough - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH (1727-1788), English painter, one of the greatest masters of the English school in portraiture, and only less so in landscape, was born at Sudbury, Suffolk, in the spring of 1727.
His father, who carried on the business of a woollen crape-maker in that town, was of a respectable character and family, and was noted for his skill in fencing; his mother excelled in flower-painting, and encouraged her son in the use of the pencil.
Gainsborough had not been many months in London ere he received a summons to the palace, and to the end of his career he divided with West the favour of the court, and with Reynolds the favour of the town.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Thomas_Gainsborough   (1863 words)

 Thomas Gainsborough Encyclopedia Article @ Populace.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
Thomas Gainsborough (Glossaries, Ghostbusters II (baptised) – Neue Pinakothek, Royal Society of Arts) was one of the most famous portrait and landscape painters of May 14.
Gainsborough was born in 1727 in Olga's Gallery: Thomas Gainsborough, Fellows of the Royal Society of Arts, Humanities Web: Thomas Gainsborough Biography.
Gainsborough's Allan Ramsay (1748-49), in the 18th century in London, is the best known painting of his Suffolk period.
www.populace.org /encyclopedia/Thomas_Gainsborough   (944 words)

 Thomas Gainsborough - MSN Encarta
Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), English painter, considered one of the great masters of portraiture and landscape painting.
Gainsborough executed more than 500 paintings, of which more than 200 are portraits.
His portraits are characterized by the noble and refined grace of the figures, by poetic charm, and by cool and fresh colors, chiefly greens and blues, thinly applied.
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 Thomas Gainsborough
Thomas Gainsborough was born at Sudbury in Suffolk, on 14 May, 1727.
Gainsborough was incredibly particular as to the way his paintings were to be hung, and was furious when his painting of Lady Horatia Waldegrave, in 1773, was hung where it would to be obscured by the skirts of women crowding around to look at the higher pictures.
Gainsborough's whole work and career were the exact opposite to everything which Reynolds, in his early Discourses, had preached to the young students of the Royal Academy.
www.humanitiesweb.org /human.php?s=g&p=c&a=b&ID=20   (1542 words)

 Thomas Gainsborough
Thomas Gainsborough was a British painter, famed for his portraits of fashionable society in the late 18th century and for his landscapes of the English countryside.
In about 1740 Gainsborough went to study in London with the noted French draughtsman and engraver Hubert-Francois Gravelot, through whom he was influenced by the style of the famous French Rococo painter Antoine Watteau.
Gainsborough had no direct followers except his nephew Gainsborough Dupont, whom he had taken on as an apprentice in 1772, yet his reputation was established with his technical proficiency, elegant portraits, and idealized views of the contemporary English landscape.
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Gainsborough declared that his first love was landscape and began to learn the language of this art from the Dutch 17th-century landscapists, who by 1740 were becoming popular with English collectors; his first landscapes were influenced by Jan Wynants.
Gainsborough was not methodical in keeping sitter books, and comparatively few of the portraits in the early years in London are dated.
Of all the 18th-century English painters, Thomas Gainsborough was the most inventive and original, always prepared to experiment with new ideas and techniques, and yet he complained of his contemporary Sir Joshua Reynolds, Damn him, how various he is. Gainsborough alone among the great portrait painters of the era also devoted serious attention to landscapes.
www.wga.hu /bio/g/gainsbor/biograph.html   (1926 words)

 wbur.org Arts - Visual Arts - The Genius of Thomas Gainsborough
Thomas Gainsborough was the darling of 18th century British portraiture, but amid the enormous fame surged questions about his value that continue to this day.
Gainsborough's success was in large part due to his mastery of Sir Anthony Van Dyke's expert ability to render notable personages in seemingly life-like, casual poses.
Gainsborough was nearly as interested in paint as he was in his sitters, as was his fellow countryman J.M.W. Turner.
www.wbur.org /arts/2003/49331_20030621.asp   (1406 words)

 Style and substance: Gainsborough: widely recognized and affectionately regarded, Thomas Gainsborough is the subject of ...
Style and substance: Gainsborough: widely recognized and affectionately regarded, Thomas Gainsborough is the subject of a first comprehensive exhibition in the U.S. It's an occasion to revisit the critical appraisals of his contemporaries and to consider the fresh insight offered by more recent scholarship
Gainsborough (1727-1788) and Reynolds (1723-1792) were the Matisse and Picasso of their place and time: London in the late 18th century.
Gainsborough painted this the year after his final break with the Royal Academy exhibitions, so it was probably never intended to hang at a great height, but rather "calculated for breast high" (as he remarked about another portrait).
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1248/is_7_91/ai_104836761   (903 words)

 Thomas Gainsborough - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thomas Gainsborough (May 14, 1727 (baptised) – August 2, 1788) was one of the most famous portrait and landscape painters of 18th century Britain.
Gainsborough was born in 1727 in Sudbury, Suffolk, England.
Gainsborough's Mr and Mrs Andrews (1748-49), in the National Gallery in London, is the best known painting of his Suffolk period.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Thomas_Gainsborough   (784 words)

 Thomas Gainsborough Biography - Oil Painting Reproductions
Thomas Gainsborough is an English landscape and portrait painter, one of the great English masters.
In 1746 Gainsborough married Margaret Burr, an illegitimate daughter of Duke of Beaufort.
Gainsborough became well-known there in his first year after moving and since then always had a lot of sitters.
www.canvasreplicas.com /GainsboroughBiography.htm   (470 words)

 Short Bio of Thomas Gainsborough
Gainsborough sometimes said that while portraiture was his profession landscape painting was his pleasure, and he continued to paint landscapes long after he had left a country neighborhood.
Whereas Reynolds was sober-minded and the complete professional, Gainsborough (even though his output was prodigious) was much more easy-going and often overdue with his commissions, writing that ‘painting and punctuality mix like oil and vinegar'.
Gainsborough and Reynolds had great mutual respect, however; Gainsborough asked for Reynolds to visit him on his deathbed, and Reynolds paid posthumous tribute to his rival in his Fourteenth Discourse.
wn.elib.com /Bio/Artists/Gainsborough.html   (529 words)

 Fine Art Books - Thomas Gainsborough Books; Sponsored by A Stroke of Genius Portrait Gallery
Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) is one of the most appealing English artists of the eighteenth century.
Late in his career Thomas Gainsborough became preoccupied with the theme of the cottage door, and he created a group of paintings and drawings that show rustic figures clustered around the open door of a cottage set in a deeply wooded landscape.
Perhaps the greatest of all English artists, Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788) was born in the small town of Sudbury on the river Stour in Suffolk.
www.portraitartist.com /bookstore/gainsborough.htm   (2260 words)

 Thomas Gainsborough
Thomas Gainsborough, the son of a schoolteacher, was born in Sudbury in 1727.
In 1745 Gainsborough married Margaret Burr, the illegitimate daughter of the Duke of Beaufort, and established himself as a painter in Ipswich.
By the 1780s Gainsborough and his rivals, Joshua Reynolds and Allen Ramsay were considered to be the best portrait painters in England.
www.carfaxhotel.co.uk /bath/gainsbor.htm   (279 words)

 Amazon.de: The Art of Thomas Gainsborough: A Little Business for the Eye (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies): English ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
Original to this work on Gainsborough is the central theme that Gainsborough, like his fellow English artists, had to paint to the market demands, which in England meant portraits sold, while landscapes and history paintings generally did not.
Rosenthal includes illustrations of these overcrowded exibitions(both in paintings exibited hung floor to ceiling, and the crowds of people viewing them)to give the reader an idea of why Gainsborough and other artists were often unhappy with the hanging committees decisions on where their paintings were hung.
Gainsborough's slightly later portrait depicted her perched on a dainty French chair, dressed in the latest fashion, gazing off into space(contemplating her newest role, perhaps?)with the only clue to her career, a crimson curtain draped as background.
www.amazon.de /Art-Thomas-Gainsborough-Little-Business/dp/0300081375   (743 words)

 Tate Britain | Past Exhibitions | Gainsborough
Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) is widely acknowledged as one of the masters of eighteenth-century art, with a truly international reputation.
These will demonstrate the sheer range, quality and originality of Gainsborough's art - the glamour of his portraits, the touching sentimentality of his images of children, and the engaging naturalism of his landscapes.
At the physical and conceptual heart of the exhibition is an extended gallery presenting a selection of the major works Gainsborough exhibited in London in his lifetime.
www.tate.org.uk /britain/exhibitions/gainsborough   (404 words)

 Amazon.ca: Thomas Gainsborough: A Country Life: Books: Hugh Besley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
This new study on Thomas Gainsborough concentrates on the early life and works of the great eighteenth-century artist.
Gainsborough’s talent was evident at a young age, and before he established himself as one of London’s leading portrait artists he was able to indulge himself in his true passion, landscapes, as well as providing portraits for a provincial clientele.
Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) studied art in London, where he later moved and became a favorite painter of the Royal Family.
www.amazon.ca /Thomas-Gainsborough-Country-Hugh-Besley/dp/3791327844   (574 words)

 Huntington Gallery
Gainsborough greatly admired the work of Van Dyck and seems to have conceived The Blue Boy as an act of homage to that master.
Huntington purchased the painting along with Gainsborough's The Cottage Door and Reynolds's Sarah Siddons as the Tragic Muse from the Duke of Westminster.
It was painted about 25 years after Gainsborough's masterpiece and had no association with that work until they both were displayed in the Huntington in the late 1920s.
www.huntington.org /ArtDiv/HuntingGall.html   (1481 words)

 Berger Collection (BCET) | Artists | Thomas Gainsborough
Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), born in Sudbury, Suffolk, in eastern England.
In 1759, Gainsborough moved to Bath on the west coast of England.
While in London, Gainsborough also painted seascapes and landscapes and began making what he termed "fancy pictures," which were usually moving portraits of peasant children.
www.bergercollection.org /artist_detail.php?i=28   (340 words)

 Greater Boston: Thomas Gainsborough at the MFA, 6.16.03   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
The Museum of Fine Arts’ new exhibition, “Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788,” opens with a tiny self-portrait of the artist at age 12.
Gainsborough’s early works, completed in Sudbury and Suffolk, England where he grew up, feature wild, lush landscapes serving as the backdrop to doll-like figures with porcelain faces and elongated bodies.
“Gainsborough mixes everything together while the paint is still wet and it produces a wonderful kind of liquid effect,” he says.
greaterboston.tv /features/gb_061603_mfa.html   (287 words)

 Postle, M.: Thomas Gainsborough.
Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), admired for his grand society portraits and sumptuous pastoral landscapes, is the most perennially popular of British artists.
In his life as in his art, Gainsborough sought to project an image of effortless accomplishment, demonstrated by a dazzling painting technique and immense personal charm.
While revealing Gainsborough in the light of his own day, this attractive book also highlights the timelessness of his work--the celebrated brushwork, lyrical composition, and almost miraculous use of color.
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 Look, See: Thomas Gainsborough: How Modern?
Thomas Gainsborough's (1727–1788) The Mall in St James's Park (below) was painted around 1783, and is nearly four by five feet in size.
In Gainsborough, however, one is easily aware of his paint and brushstrokes, the artifice of painting as representation, and the kinds of license or cariacature that an artist may take with representation.
Rather than elaborately using paint to create the illusion of fluttery leaves and the light and air under the trees, it is Gainsborough's application of paint itself, and all the brush work he shows, that contributes so much to the painting's atmosphere.
www.chrisashley.net /weblog/archives/000814.html   (903 words)

 Thomas Gainsborough (1727 - 1788) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
Thomas Gainsborough was born in Suffolk, with recognizable talent even as a child.
Thomas Gainsborough, Eleazar Davy of the Grove, Yoxford, Suffolk, circa 1775
At the height of his career he was more fashionable than Sir Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough as a society portraitist, but all his life he wanted to paint elevated historical and literary subjects.
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 The Paintings of Thomas Gainsborough - Cambridge University Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
Gainsborough has long been an attractive and popular figure in the history of English art, but this book shows that he was more than the well-known painter of The Blue Boy and the perennial rival to Joshua Reynolds.
His role as a prototype for the modern idea of "the artist as Romantic" is discussed, while his deep knowledge of the art of the past is revealed to demonstrate his eclectic yet individual reworking of older styles.
An introduction and seventy-five carefully selected paintings and drawings explain Gainsborough's life and art and his important role in the development of an independent English school.
www.cambridge.org /us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521388872   (198 words)

 CGFA- Bio: Thomas Gainsborough
Thomas Gainsborough was an English painter who is considered one of the great masters of portraiture and landscape.
Gainsborough was born in Sudbury, Suffolk, on May 14, 1727.
Gainsborough died in London on August 2, 1788.
cgfa.dotsrc.org /gainsbor/gainsborough_bio.htm   (390 words)

 National Gallery of Art - Thomas Gainsborough, 1727-1788   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
Thomas Gainsborough, an English painter and draftsman, is considered one of the great masters of 18th-century portraiture and landscape painting.
Consisting of 63 paintings and 30 works on paper, this exhibition is the first comprehensive presentation of his art in more than 20 years and the first Gainsborough exhibition of its kind in America.
This major gathering of the artist's finest works illustrate the full range and exceptional richness of Gainsborough's achievement, including portraits characterized by the noble and refined grace of the figures, his distinctively poetic landscape paintings, and his fancy pictures of scenes of the rural poor.
www.nga.gov /exhibitions/gainsboroughinfo.htm   (141 words)

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