GAINSBOROUGH'S BLUE BOY, NATIONAL GALLERY REVIEW: HURRY TO MEET HIM, BEFORE HE'S GONE AGAIN

Whoever he is, he’s back. Exactly a hundred years ago, The Blue Boy, Thomas Gainsborough’s full-length portrait of about 1770, was honoured with a three-week valedictory display at the National Gallery, after the Duke of Westminster sold it to the American tycoon Henry E. Huntington for a record price. Ninety thousand people turned up to bid this much-loved masterpiece of British art farewell,...

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