'Test your Connoisseurship' - it's harder than it looks

October 31 2011

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Picture: Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Following my first 'Test your Connoisseurship' on a detail of Gainsborough's Portrait of Captain Thomas Mathews, above, a reader writes:

I am slightly embarrassed to admit that I actually grew up with a later copy of this family portrait in our dining room, and yet still didn't get the answer right.  I had got as far as guessing that it was possibly by Gainsborough, but internet image searches for "Unfinished Gainsborough" produced nothing.  The answer was alas rather closer to home than I realised...

I think this is one of the best emails AHN has had. Thanks!

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