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The Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough

Counted cross stitch chart or kit from the Scarlet Quince Fine Art 1701 to 1829 Collection.

Thomas Gainsborough (christened 14 May 1727 – died 2 August 1788) was one of the most famous portrait and landscape painters of 18th century Britain.

The Blue Boy (c. 1770) is an oil painting by Thomas Gainsborough. Perhaps Gainsborough's most famous work, it is thought to be a portrait of Jonathan Buttall, the son of a wealthy hardware merchant, although this was never proved. 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.

Gainsborough had already painted something on the canvas before beginning The Blue Boy, which he painted over. The painting itself is on a fairly large canvas for a portrait, measuring 48 inches wide by 70 inches tall. The portrait now resides in the Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Approx: 14" x 21" or 36 x 52 cm - when worked on 18ct or 36ct.

You can also choose to have this design in kit form - list of DMC threads used.

There is also a version of The Blue Boy by Cross Stitch Collectibles.

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