Thomas Gainsborough, Baptized on this day in 1727
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Baptized on May 14, 1727, Gainsborough became the most famous English landscape and portrait painter of the 18th century - surpassing his rival, Sir Joshua Reynolds. His fame came through his innovations and techniques in both landscape and portraiture. Gainsborough's work reflected the love of elegance, luxury and leisure of the 18th century aristocrats who could pay for his full sized paintings to grace their drawing rooms But his most influential works were ones of idealized pastoral life in the rural...
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