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Thomas Gainsborough
Gainsborough
Historical Figure
Nationality: United Kingdom
Date of Birth: 1727
Date of Death: 1788
Cause of Death: Cancer
Occupation: Artist
Spouse: Margaret Burr
Turtledove Appearances:
The Two Georges
POD: c. mid-1760s
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference


Thomas Gainsborough (14 May 1727 – 2 August 1788) was an English artist who was one of the most famous portrait and landscape painters of 18th century Britain.

Thomas Gainsborough in The Two GeorgesEdit

Thomas Gainsborough's 1775 painting, The Two Georges, a portrait of North American colonial leader George Washington, and British monarch George III, came to symbolize the national unity of the British Empire, particularly between the North American Union and Britain.

Gainsborough took great liberties with the painting, including several important figures of the day in the painting, whether they'd been present for the actual ceremony or not. He even painted himself into it.[1]

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