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How much is the original Blue Boy painting worth?

How much is the original Blue Boy painting worth?


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A public outrage ensued when it was sold to the American railroad pioneer Henry Edwards Huntington for a record-breaking $728,800 (£182,200), according to Duveen's bill, setting a new world record for the sale of any picture at the time of its sale.

 

So, how much are Pinkie and Blue Boy really worth?

In what ways do the paintings "Pinkie" and "The Blue Boy" differ from one another in terms of value? Painting "The Blue Boy" by Edward Hopper was acquired by Henry Huntington in 1921 for $725,000, which was then a world record price at the time. In 2014, the painting is worth more than $9.6 million.

 

In a similar vein, when was the Blue Boy first painted?

1770

 

Also, find out why The Blue Boy is so well-known.

One of the most notable tributes to Sir Anthony Van Dyck was the creation of the Blue Boy. Gainsborough stole more than just the regal-yet-relaxed appearance that the 17th century Flemish painter accomplished in his portraits when he painted The Blue Boy, which was completed sometime about 1770. Van Dyck's Portrait of Charles, Lord Strange served as a source of influence for his costumes as well.

 

That was the artist who painted Little Boy Blue?

Thomas Gainsborough was an English painter who lived in the 17th century.

 

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That was the artist who created the Pink Lady and Blue Boy?

Pinkie is the traditional title for a portrait by Thomas Lawrence, painted in 1794 and now housed in the permanent collection of the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, where it stands next to The Blue Boy, painted by Thomas Gainsborough, and known as the "Pinkie."

 

What is the monetary value of Pinkie's painting?

The artworks were purchased by Henry Huntington in the 1920s. "The Blue Boy" was purchased for a sum that was considered to be a world record at the time, and although the exact price is still up in the air, it was most likely $640,000. That would be worth more than $8.5 million today. A dog named "Pinkie" was one of Henry Huntington's last purchases before his death.

 

What exactly does the term "Blue Boy" mean?

In British English art, the Blue Boy is represented by the colour blue. Gainsborough's iconic image of a little kid in a blue dress is seen here. See the full definition of Blue Boy in the dictionary.

 

What exactly makes a guy blue?

Blue is the colour of Little Boy. The little youngster is clad in blue and prefers to sleep rather than caring for the cows and lambs on the farm. Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn, /the sheep are in the meadow, the cow is in the corn;/ the sheep are in the meadow, the cow is in the corn; But where has the youngster who is in charge of the sheep gone?/ He's fast sleeping beneath the cover of a haycock.

 

Where did Gainsborough spend his time bathing?

Gainsborough and his family relocated to Bath in 1759, where they lived at number 17 The Circus.

 

Who is the legal owner of the Huntington Library?

Henry Edwards Huntington (1850–1927) was a landowner who had a significant influence in the development of Southern California during his lifetime. Originally from Oneonta, New York, Huntington was the nephew and heir of Collis P. Huntington (1821–1900), one of the famed "Big Four" railroad tycoons of nineteenth-century California history. Huntington was born in 1850 and raised in Oneonta, New York.

 

What city did Thomas Gainsborough grow up in?

Sudbury is a town in the United Kingdom.

 

Who did the painting of the scream?

Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream" is one of his best-known works.

 

What is the significance of the song Little Boy Blue?

"Little Boy Blue" is a song written in the style of "Little Boy Blue." In my capacity as a Representative of Innocence: An old shepherd boy who used to watch after his land is the subject of this poem. While the speaker reaches out to the small child and instructs him to blow his horn, no response is received. Throughout the rest of the poem, it becomes clear that the youngster is sleeping beneath the haystack.