Thomas Gainsborough

Thomas Gainsborough

Thomas Gainsborough, geboren 1727, war ein englischer Maler, der sich besonders der Porträt- und Landschaftsmalerei widmete. Gainsborough gilt neben Joshua Reynolds als bedeutendster englischer Maler des 18. Jahrhunderts.
In seinen Porträts legte Gainsborough großen Wert darauf, das Feinfühlige und Legere der Darstellung hervorzuheben und nicht die gekünstelte und steinernde Repräsentation. So lies er seine Modelle auch nicht im Atelier posieren, sondern vor einem Landschaftshintergrund.
Gainsboroughs Kunst wurde von niederländischen Künstlern wie Jacob Izaaksoon van Ruisdael und Meindert Hobbema, von den Franzosen Antoine Watteau und Jean-Honoré Fragonard, sowie der venezianischen Malerei beeinflusst. Thomas Gainsborough starb 1788.

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Thomas Pennant (1726-98) (engraving)
Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-88) (after)
Private Collection

Edward Smith Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby (1752-1834), 1785 (mezzotint)
Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-88) (after)
Private Collection

Isaac Henrique Sequeira (oil on canvas)
Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-88)
Prado, Madrid, Spain

Giovanna Baccelli, engraved by John Jones (mezzotint)
Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-88) (after)
Private Collection

Thomas Gainsborough R.A, engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi, 1798 (engraving) (b/w photo)
Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-88) (after)
Private Collection

Honourable Mr Justice Blackstone, engraved by Hall (engraving)
Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-88) (after)
Private Collection

Mr and Mrs Andrews, c.1748-9 (oil on canvas) (detail of 467)
Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-88)
National Gallery, London, UK

Mr and Mrs Andrews, c.1748-9 (oil on canvas) (detail of 467)
Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-88)
National Gallery, London, UK

Johann Christian Bach, 1776 (oil on canvas)
Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-88)
Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna, Italy

An Imaginary Wooded Village with Drovers and Cattle, c.1771-72 (oil and mixed media on paper on canvas)
Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-88)
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, USA

Cottage in Moonlight, c.1781-2 (paint on glass)
Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-88)
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Spitz Dog, c.1760-70 (oil on canvas)
Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-88)
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, USA

Wooded Landscape with Castle, c.1785-88 (black & white chalk on laid paper)
Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-88)
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, USA

Gainsborough's Forest ('Cornard Wood'), c.1748 (oil on canvas)
Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-88)
National Gallery, London, UK

Suffolk Landscape, 1748
Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-88)
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

William Poyntz of Midgham and his Dog Amber (oil on canvas)
Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-88)
Collection of Earl Spencer, Althorp, Northamptonshire, UK

The Market Cart, 1786 (oil on canvas)
Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-88)
National Gallery, London, UK

Portrait of George Pitt, 1st Baron Rivers (1721-1803) (w/c)
Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-88)
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Miss Theodosia Magill, Countess Clanwilliam (d. 1817), 1765
Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-88)
Roy Miles Fine Paintings

Mr and Mrs Andrews, c.1748-9 (oil on canvas)
Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-88)
National Gallery, London, UK