Gainsborough's House, the museum and gallery at the birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough
The Gainsborough's House permanent collection encompasses the artist's whole career, from early portraits and landscapes painted in Suffolk in the 1750s to later works from his London period of the 1770s and 80s. Artists close to Gainsborough are also represented, such as his nephew and studio assistant Gainsborough Dupont (1754-1797), and those who were teachers or followers.
The collection of works on paper includes drawings by Thomas Gainsborough and his contemporaries and followers, prints by or after Gainsborough and other eighteenth and nineteenth-century artists, as well as a few more recent prints or drawings.
There is a selection of rare books from the period alongside some Gainsborough memorabilia including the artist's studio cabinet, his swordstick, paint scraper and pocket-watch.
The permanent collection is augmented by several loans of paintings by Gainsborough or his contemporaries, from public and private collections.
Gainsborough House has over 2,000 objects in its collection. This selection of work highlights some of our most significant and best-loved works. Read More.
The online collection is a working database where you can browse our collection and find information out about individual objects and artists. This part of the site is currently under development. Read More.
Images & Photography
We have high quality images for the majority of works in the collection. Read More.