This charming painting which dates to the late 18th century is by an English painter and follower of Gainsborough. The composition being inspired by Thomas Gainsborough’s ‘Shepherd’ and ‘The Blue Boy’ (the pose of the present works’ shepherd boy parallel with that of ‘The Blue Boy’)
The indistinct signature has to-date, defied our efforts to identify the talented hand.
The subject of the shepherd boy was used by Thomas Gainsborough, R.A. (1727-1788) in several works in the early 1780’s.
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