Pinkie and The Blue Boy Dimensional Wall Plaques Lefton

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  • Sold Date: Nov 29, 2007
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Pinkie and The Blue Boy Dimensional Wall Plaques Lefton

"Pinkie"and "The Blue Boy" China Wall Plaques Portrait Painting by Thomas Lawrence-1794 Portrait Painting by Thomas Gainsborough - 1770 Lefton China Company

Up for auction is a"Pinkie" and "The Blue Boy" Lefton China Wall Plaque. They are Dimensional which really adds depth to the images and are in excellent condition with no damages. The scrolled edges are somewhat of a pale green and blends very well with the grass at the figures feet. T are hangers which are were part of the mold that will assist in hanging the plaques.

About Pinkie:

Sarah Barrett Moulton: âeoePinkieâe (1794) is a portrait by Thomas Lawrence in the permanent collection of The Huntington at San Marino, California w it hangs opposite The Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough. These two works are the centerpieces of the institute's art collection, which specializes in 18th-century English portraiture. The painting is an elegant depiction of its subject, who was about eleven years old. Her direct gaze and the loose, highly-movemented brushwork give the portrait a lively immediacy

Sarah Goodin Barrett Moulton was born in 1783 in Jamaica.[2][4] She was the daughter of Charles Barrett Moulton, a wealthy plantation owner. Lawrence's portrait was a commission by her grandmother at the time Sarah left Jamaica with her brothers to complete her education in England. The portrait's title and obvious visual puns refer to Sarah's family nickname, "Pinkie". She died the year after the portrait was completed, probably of tuberculosis.

About The Blue Boy:

(c. 1770) is orginially 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. Perhaps Gainsborough's most famous work, it is thought to be a portrait of Jonathan Buttall, the son of a wealthy hardware merchant. Gainsborough had originally painted something different on the canvas but then decided to paint the portrait of the blue boy over it. It is a historical costume study as well as a portrait: the youth in his 17th-century apparel is regarded as Gainsborough's homage to Anthony Van Dyck, and in particular is very close to Van Dyck's portrait of Charles II as a boy (below).

It has been said that Gainsborough painted the portrait mainly to prove to his chief rival Joshua Raynolds that it was possible to use blue as the central color of a portrait, but this statement has been discredited: the rumor began circulating after Gainsborough's death and Reynolds had painted portraits in blue long before

The painting was in Jonathan Buttall's possession until he filed for bankruptcy in 1796. It was bought first by the politician John Nesbitt and then, in 1802, by the portrait painter John Hoppner. In about 1809 The Blue Boy entered the collection of the Earl Grosvenor and remained with his descendants until its sale by the second Duke of Westminster to the dealer Joshua Duveen in 1921. In a move that caused a public outcry in Britain, it was then sold on to the American railway pioneer Henry Edwards Huntington for $182,200 (then a record price for any painting) (According to a mention in the New York Times, dated Nov. 11, 1921, the purchase price was $640,000). Before its departure to California in 1922, The Blue Boy was briefly put on display at the National Gallery w it was seen by 90,000 people; the Gallery's director Charles Holmes was moved to scrawl " Au revoir " on the back of the painting.




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