The painting "The Blue Boy" was purchased by Henry Huntington in 1921 for a then-record price of $725,000, which translates to more than $9.6 million in 2014. "Pinkie" was the last painting purchased by Huntington in the late 1920s for an undisclosed price.Continue Reading
Both portraits hang close to each other in The Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif. "The Blue Boy" was painted by Thomas Gainsborough in 1770. Huntington bought the painting from the Duke of Westminster in England.
"Pinkie" was completed by Thomas Lawrence in 1794, and the portrait features an 11-year-old girl in a pink dress. The subject, Sarah Barrett Moulton, died a few months after the painting was finished. Sarah's younger brother, Edward, was the father of poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning.Learn more about Painting
To find the price of paintings using an art price guide, look up an artist or piece in the guide. Price information varies depending on the guide, but art price guides typically include price estimates, previous sale information or current sale information. Art price guides are available in book, CD and online formats as of 2016.Full Answer >
The price of a painting or other artwork is set by the seller, whether an individual, gallery, auction house or other organization. There are up to three steps to determining a painting's value: valuation, appraisal and authentication.Full Answer >
Some famous paintings featuring beautiful sunsets include "Sunset, Long Island" by Georgia O'Keefe, Monet's "Sunset at Venice," "The Scream" by Edvard Munch and "Willows at Sunset" by Vincent Van Gogh. A modern example of a well-known sunset painting is "Twilight in Paradise" by Christian Lassen.Full Answer >
Vincent van Gogh was famous for his paintings that inspired the styles of Symbolism, Fauvism and Expressionism, but he is also well known for the mental health issues he had over the 37 years of his life. The artist, though short lived, was able to complete some 2,100 pieces of art, of which 860 were oil paintings and 1,300 were watercolors.Full Answer >