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The Al Thani Collection Foundation contributes towards the National Gallery’s pending acquisition of 'The Red Boy'

22 July 2021

The Al Thani Collection Foundation is pleased to have made a contribution towards the National Gallery’s pending acquisition of 'Portrait of Charles William Lambton (1818-31)' by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769 – 1830).

Widely renowned as ‘The Red Boy’, the picture is of outstanding significance for British national heritage. It was executed in 1825, a year after the National Gallery opened to the public, and a time when Lawrence, one of the first trustees of the museum, was at the height of his powers as a painter and portraitist. Such is its status, in 1967 ‘The Red Boy’ was the first painting ever to be included on a British postage stamp.

‘The Red Boy’ is being offered to the museum from a private collection. It will undergo conservation treatment before going on display at the National Gallery early next year.

More details can be found here

The Al Thani Collection Foundation and Trent Park House