The painting is dated by 1872 year. It was saved from taking abroad by the endeavor of Art Palace. It is noteworthy that the purchase of the painting from the list of world masterpieces took placed within the framework of next project “National Cashier” initiated together with Art Palace. As of today, in addition to the Museum, the painting can be also viewed at the web-site of Google Cultural Institute, at the following link: https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/boy-with-white-lace/LgFwtRt8sbHxgw.
At the lower part of the frame of the painting “Boy with White Lace” there is the stamp of Forensic Bureau of Tretyakov Gallery (number 347856-21) certifying the successful verification of the painting and its recognition as one of the best European works, but they couldn’t manage to retain it as it was purchased and recovered by the endeavor of Mr. Giorgi Kalandia, the director of Art Palace and “David Bezhuashvili Education Foundation”. We would like to recall you that within the frameworks of one-year agreement, after selection and research of Art Palace, art historians and experts, several art works were purchased by the “David Bezhuashvili Education Foundation” for the fund of the Palace. Exhibition of selected collection was symbolically held within the frameworks of the event dedicated to 100 years anniversary of independence of Georgia. The guests of the museum were able to view the rare objects at the Palace, within the frameworks of the exhibition “Gift to Georgia”.