Best Loved

Best-Loved Paintings: The Blue Boy and Pinkie

Written by:Robert R. Wark
Format:80 pages, 4-1/2 x 6-1/2, color illus., cloth
Release Date:1998-02-22

Price: $5.00

About this Book


This handsome gift volume reveals the stories behind the Huntington's best-known paintings, The Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough and Pinkie by Sir Thomas Lawrence. Purchased by Henry E. Huntington in the 1920s, the two masterpieces have resided together in the railroad magnate's mansion-turned-art gallery in San Marino, California, for more than seventy years. Who were the children in these paintings and why did these leading artists choose them as subjects? These and many other intriguing questions are answered by renowned art historian Robert R. Wark. Sixteen color plates feature Pinkie and the Blue Boy as well as other related paintings.


About the Author

Robert R. Wark was Curator of Art of the Huntington Art Galleries. His books include Early British Drawings in the Huntington Collection 1660-1750 and Ten British Pictures 1740-1840.

About The Huntington

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Henry Huntington, a key figure in the...

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