Directions: Underline the words in the story as you find them, unscramble them and write them in the boxes below. The painting of The Blue Boy is perhaps the most well known works by Gainsborough . It is thought that it is a picture of Jonathan Buttall, who was the son of a wealthy hardware merchant. It is painted with oil paints on a canvas and is quite large; 48 inches wide and 70 inches tall. He painted it over another painting that he had already started to paint. Gainsborough was born in England and began drawing when he was very young. He started taking lessons at the age of fifteen. Sarah Siddons was a famous actress during the time that she lived. Gainsborough was one of the artists she commissioned to paint her portrait. It is said that he trouble getting her nose to look just right. He liked to paint landscapes and portraits of people. He painted many pictures in his lifetime; more than 500 paintings. About 200 of these were paintings of people. He became wealthy because the rich people wanted him to paint pictures of their families.