DFAC: Thomas Gainsborough and the Blue Boy

Thomas Gainsborough and the Blue Boy

February 7 | 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Dunedin Fine Art Center | 1143 Michigan Blvd | Dunedin, FL 34698

In 1922, the New York Times reported that ” Gainsborough’s ‘Blue Boy’ is even more well-known than the Mona Lisa.” This iconic painting, originally titled “Portrait of a Young Gentleman,” was first exhibited in London in 1770. When admiring critics called it “The Blue Boy,” the nickname stuck. In 1922, the painting came to America when it was sold to American railway tycoon Henry Huntington. Its $728,000 sale price was the highest price ever paid for a painting at that time. Learn how and why Gainsborough created this iconic masterpiece (which was not a commissioned work) and what prompted the painting’s extraordinary fame.

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Dena Hurst