Landscape in Suffolk
Prevailing color of this fine art print is brown and its shape is landscape. Original size is . This image is printed on demand - you can choose material, size and finishing.Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788)
was the leader of Romanticism
in England. He came from a family of weavers. Like him, his brothers were talented in various fields. For example, his brother Humphrey was involved in the method of steam condensation in a special vessel at the Faculty of Mechanics. James Watt later drew on this project. Thomas himself studied art in London. He married and supported his family by selling his landscapes. However, at that time, despite their distinctive character, they did not sell very well. Therefore, he returned to his native Sudbury in Sulffolk, where he painted portraits, such as immortalizing the unknown Officer of the 4th Infantry Regiment
. After several years, he moved with his family to Bath, where he examined the technique of van Dyck
. He began painting portraits of famous and influential people for exhibitions, which brought him national fame. He was finally invited to become a founding member of the Royal Academy in 1769. He was doing well and could move to London, where he continued to paint portraits for the next 10 years. The turning point came in 1780, when he was commissioned by King George III. This also caused an improvement in his relations at the Royal Academy. Despite remaining a favourite royal painter, he retreated to peaceful landscapes in old age. At the age of 61, he died of cancer and was buried in the Church of St. Anna. His paintings today are much valued at auctions and are auctioned for exorbitant amounts.