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Paul Ackroyd, restorer, is cleaning 'The Red Boy', an iconic painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence. It was so popular it was the first-ever painting to feature on a British postage stamp.
About the painting
The purchase of this painting was made possible by the American Friends of the National Gallery, a bequest from the estate of Miss Gillian Cleaver, and generous support from Art Fund, The Al Thani Collection Foundation, The Manny and Brigitta Davidson Charitable Foundation, and other donors.
Please read the press release to learn more about the acquisition.