Gainsborough

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Place: Sudbury

Born: 1727

Death: 1788

Biography:

Thomas Gainsborough FRSA (14 May 1727 (baptised) ? 2 August 1788) was an English portrait and landscape painter, draughtsman, and printmaker. He surpassed his rival Sir Joshua Reynolds to become the dominant British portraitist of the second half of the 18th century. He painted quickly, and the works of his maturity are characterised by a light pal...

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