Before its departure to California in 1922, The Blue Boy was briefly put on display at the National Gallery where it was seen by 90,000 people; the Gallery's director Charles Holmes was moved to scrawl farewell words on the back of the painting: "Au Revoir, C.H.". It was this painting that moved pop artist Robert Rauschenberg toward painting.
This is an original oil painting of Gainsborough’s Blue Boy by artist Maubert. Painting 8” x 10”. and is not visible when hung at eye level as seen in the first photo. The last photo shows the dent.
"The Blue Boy" painting was purchased in 1921 for $725,000. "The Blue Boy" has not been on auction since. Adjusting for inflation and assuming the painting has not appreciated in value, $725,000 equals an excess of 9 million dollars by 21st century standards.
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...
If you have Gainsborough's original Blue Boy, it is worth plenty. You can also look in your local phone book under 'Appraisers' or contact your local museum.
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The Blue Boy has been using his defiant stare and unique fashion sense to transfix viewers for centuries. But even art fans may not know the story of Thomas Gainsborough’s most iconic work is ...
Pinkie is the traditional title for a portrait made in 1794 by Thomas Lawrence in the permanent collection of the Huntington Library at San Marino, California where it hangs opposite The Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough.The title now given it by the museum is Sarah Barrett Moulton: Pinkie.These two works are the centerpieces of the institute's art collection, which specialises in eighteenth ...
'The Blue Boy (c. 1770) is an oil painting by Thomas Gainsborough that now resides in the Huntington Library, San Marino, California. The painting itself is on a fairly large canvas for a portrait that measures 48 inches wide by 70 inches tall.
Generally, The Blue Boy is thought to be Jonathan Buttall. Buttall was the son of a wealthy English merchant. It was painted by Thomas Gainsborough around The painting hangs opposite Pinkie at the Huntington Library.