Photographer's Note

I shot this photo in the Huntington Library in Pasadena. A small group of elementary school students are seen listening to their teacher discuss Thomas Gainsborough's immortal painting, "Blue Boy." Created in 1770, the painting depicts 18 year old Jonathan Buttall (1752–1805), the son of a wealthy hardware merchant, and is probably Gainsborough's most popular work.

A table approximated a sturdy tripod... with my camera set on self-timer mode. Some of the visitors in the photo appeared blurred, as they should in a 1/3 second exposure.

I am also hanging this photo in the group theme Pictures at an Exhibition II, since an earlier group theme Pictures at an Exhibition I has reached its capacity. I welcome others to contribute their photos also.

I noticed that today's date is April 23rd, a day on which two of my intellectual heroes share birthdays — William Shakespeare, who would have been 450, Max Planck, who would have been 156.

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