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Christine Riding, the Jacob Rothschild Head of the Curatorial Department and Curator of British Paintings, explains all in this short talk about 'Gainsborough's Blue Boy':

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Image: Detail from Thomas Gainsborough, 'The Blue Boy', 1770 © Courtesy of The Huntington, San Marino, California

Gainsborough's Blue Boy

25 January – 15 May 2022

For the first time in a century, Gainsborough's iconic portrait returned to the UK
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