Science journalist Usha Lee McFarling sat down with Christina O'Connell, paintings conservator for Project Blue Boy, and John House, ear surgeon of the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles, as they talked over the project.
Project Blue Boy
Examining Blue Boy
Blue Boy's History
Who is The Blue Boy, and why is the painting so important?
Video: Project Blue Boy
The Blue Boy undergoes its first major technical examination and conservation treatment in public view, in a special satellite conservation studio set up in the west end of The Huntington's grand portrait gallery.
The Science Behind Conservation
Infrared reflectography, x-radiography, and ultraviolet light were used to reveal clues about The Blue Boy's history.
Saving One of Western Art's Most Iconic Painting
The Atlantic takes readers inside the massive, two-year museum effort to conserve The Blue Boy, Thomas Gainsborough's famed 18th-century portrait.
Los Angeles Times: Exorcising the Ghosts of Art
X-rays of 'Blue Boy' and 'Pinkie' and other British masterpieces reveal ghost images and the choices the artists made while painting.
Video: Eye to Eye with Blue Boy
Senior paintings conservator Christina O'Connell goes "eye to eye" with The Huntington's most famous painting with the help of a Hi-R NEO 900 Haag-Streit surgical microscope, on loan from Haag-Streit USA.
Blue Boy & Co.
Huntington art curators Catherine Hess and Melinda McCurdy unveil Blue Boy & Co., a 179-page book highlighting the richness and diversity of The Huntington’s European collection.
Verso: How do you frame a masterpiece?
So The Blue Boy is a big deal. But what’s the story behind the famous painting’s frame?
Blue Boy & Co.: European Art at The Huntington available in the Huntington Store
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