Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788
Born in Sudbury, England, an English painter, one of the greatest masters of the English school in portraiture and landscape. Gainsborough painted more than 300 paintings including 220 portraits.
Gainsborough began to learn the style of this art from the Dutch 17th century landscapists, and Jan Wynants influenced his first landscapes. In his earlier days he made a practice of copying works by Van Dyck, Titian, Rubens, Teniers, Hobbema, Claude and some others.