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This pastel painting stopped me in my tracks. It similar qualities to the Thomas Gainsborough painting "The Blue Boy". This painting was actually done by a mother painting her son.
The little boy in the painting is now a grown man, and the painting is quite prescient. The young man went on to win British, European and World Titles in sailing.
Although this is just of a mother painting her son, to me it is worthy of a gallery hanging.