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Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'The Blue Boy' 1857

Albumen print | 26.3 x 17.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2081507

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Photograph of the painting 'The Blue Boy' by Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88). The painting is of a full length portrait of a boy, standing, facing towards the viewer. He wears historical dress and holds a hat in his right hand. He places his left hand on his hip.

At the time of the photograph the painting was in the collection of Hugh Lupus Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster (1825-99). The painting is now held by the Henry E. Huntington Art Gallery, California.

  • Creator(s)

    Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67) (photographer)

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    After Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) (artist)

  • 26.3 x 17.5 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Headgear
            • Hats
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings
          • Paintings-English school