National Gallery to acquire Lawrence's Red Boy

July 22 2021

Image of National Gallery to acquire Lawrence's Red Boy

Picture: The National Gallery, London

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Some significant news today that the National Gallery in London is set to acquire Thomas Lawrence's portrait of Charles William Lambton, known affectionately as The Red Boy.

The sale of the portrait, valued at £9.3m, is being brokered by Christie's and will officially become the property of the gallery when the sale is completed in December 2021. Also of interest is news that the painting will be conserved in the gallery's conservation studios before going on display. I hope they'll make a video showing the transformation, which will surely be quite outstanding.

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