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The Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough - $90 (St. Paul)

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This is print is on Fabric and in really great shape.

30" x 20 1/2" including frame.



Thomas Gainsborough’s (1727–1788) iconic painting was first shown in public in the Royal Academy exhibition of 1770 as A Portrait of a Young Gentleman, where it received high acclaim, and by 1798 it was being called “The Blue Boy”—a nickname that stuck.

Henry and Arabella Huntington purchased The Blue Boy in 1921 for $728,000, at that time the highest price ever paid for a painting. By bringing a British treasure to the United States, the Huntingtons imbued an already well-known image with even greater notoriety on both sides of the Atlantic. But beyond its cultural significance, the painting is considered a masterpiece of artistic virtuosity. Gainsborough’s command of color and mastery of brushwork are on full display in the painting, made even more apparent as a result of the conservation and restoration of this priceless portrait as part of “Project Blue Boy.”

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