Gainesborough, Thomas - The Blue Boy Art Print

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A Museum Quality Art Print of The Blue Boy which was painted by Thomas Gainesborough in the year 1770. The boy in the painting is thought to be Jonathon Buttall, the son of a wealthy hardware merchant, but this has never been definitely proven, even though this art was in the possession of Buttall until he filed for bankruptcy in 1796. In 1921 The Blue Boy left England amid much uproar and came to the United States when bought by wealthy American Railway pioneer, Henry Edwards Huntington. Huntington paid the princely sum of 728,000.00 which at that time was a world record for money paid for any art. The Blue Boy was a very large portrait, the original measuring 48" by 70" and it now resides in the Huntington Library in San Marion, CA.

At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using premium quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks hanging in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a Premium Fine Art Print made from a historic painting entitled The Blue Boy by Thomas Gainesborough.

Inventory #06 - Art Prints of Old Masters

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