Thursday, May 26, 2011

Vintage Thingy Thursday May 26

Oh dear!  I can't find a way to turn this right side up.  You will just have to tilt your head.
I last wrote about tobacco silks on April 27.  They were given as premiums in packages of tobacco or cigarettes.  You can read more about them HERE.  Since that time I have bought a few more on ebay, including this one.  This one is large, about 4 by 6 inches, and is a reproduction of a Gainsborough painting.

According to Wikipedia: "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."




LV said...

Blue Boy makes a nice feature anyway he is standing.

JudyBug said...

I can remember when everyone I knew had Blue Boy somewhere in their house! I always loved the colors in this. (just use your photo program to rotate your pic before uploading). ;)

Liz said...

That is a lovely print. I love it.


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Blue Boy is such a beautiful painting. I'm off to read more from your April 27th post on tobacco silks now!!

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Angelic Accents

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