Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Famous men and women of Suffolk No 4 in a series


Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 was born in Sudbury in Suffolk. One of Englands greatest painters of both landscapes and potraits.

Two of his most famous paintings are the Blue Boy and the Duchess of Devonshire.

He was the son of a non-conformist spinner who began to sketch as soon as he could write.

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