BOOK REVIEW: European Art at the Huntington

Blue Boy & Co

European Art at the Huntington

Catherine Hess, Melinda McCurdy
ISBN: 978-3-7913-5468-2


The Huntington (San Marino, California) is a veritable treasure house of European Art and one can easily understand why it is such an important centre of research, education and culture.

The “Blue Boy”, of course, refers to Gainsborough’s celebrated painting which hangs with other great examples of 18th century English portraits and paintings.  Add to those an important collections of French 18th century and other decorative arts, sculpture, paintings from other schools and works on paper and you have a fascinating range of objects.

This well-illustrated book provides a perfect introduction to this remarkable place and is a helpful aide memoire of the treasures therein.