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Thomas Gainsborough | Rococo portrait painter

Thomas Gainsborough🎨 (1727-1788) was an British🎨 portrait and landscape painter, draughtsman, and printmaker.
Along with his bitter rival, Sir Joshua Reynolds🎨 he is considered one of the most important British portrait artists of the second half of the 18th century.
He painted quickly, and the works of his maturity are characterised by a light palette and easy strokes. Despite being a prolific portrait painter, Gainsborough gained greater satisfaction from his landscapes.
He is credited (with Richard Wilson) as the originator of the 18th-century British landscape school.
Gainsborough was a founding member of the Royal Academy.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Gainsborough see: