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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Nicolaes Maes
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG BOY, TOGETHER WITH A GOAT AND A DOG, IN A LANDSCAPE
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 94,850 GBP
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146

PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Nicolaes Maes
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG BOY, TOGETHER WITH A GOAT AND A DOG, IN A LANDSCAPE
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 94,850 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Nicolaes Maes
DORDRECHT 1634 - 1693 AMSTERDAM
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG BOY, TOGETHER WITH A GOAT AND A DOG, IN A LANDSCAPE
signed lower left: MAES
oil on canvas
69.2 by 57 cm.; 27 1/4  by 22 1/2  in.
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Provenance

Bischoffheim collection, London, by 1926;
Anonymous sale, A.W.M. Mensing, Amsterdam, 15 November 1938, lot 53;
Thence by descent to the present owner.

Catalogue Note

Nicolaes Maes’ portraits of children are amongst his most lively and amusing compositions.  Here the young sitter is dressed in an ornate classical costume with a quiver over his shoulder and an arrow in his right hand.  He embraces a goat whilst a lively spaniel jumps up.  Goats are often seen in Maes’s child portraits and their inclusion, as domestic pets of the wealthy elite, seems incongruous today but was very much in fashion in the seventeenth century when they were used to pull small play-chariots.

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