19th Century Deep Walnut Framed Lithograph of “Blue Boy” for your consideration. The frame measures approx. 17 inches X 19 inches and approx. 4 inches deep. The picture measures approx. 10 inches X 12 inches. Blue Boy print is under glass with fancy gold gilt and blue matte. Deep wood frame with gold gilt inner border. Frame is decorated in corners with carved sprig design. Very good antique condition. Shows wear commensurate with age and use. Top of matte and inner gold gilt border shows light signs of moisture damage. Minor scratches and dings to wood. Duct tape on back of framed picture. See photos. Displays majestic!
History of Blue Boy: “One of Thomas Gainsborough’s (14 May 1727 (baptized) – 2 August 1788) most famous works, The Blue Boy is thought to be a portrait of Jonathan Buttle (1752–1805), the son of a wealthy hardware merchant, although this has never been proven. It is a historical costume study as well as a portrait; the painting of the youth in his eighteenth-century apparel is regarded as Gainsborough’s homage to Anthony van Dyck and is very similar to Van Dyck’s portraits of Charles II as a boy.” source Wikipedia
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