140
140
Dutch School, circa 1665
PORTRAIT OF A BOY, FULL-LENGTH, WEARING A RICHLY-EMBROIDERED DOUBLET AND SKIRT, WITH BLUE, WHITE AND RED RIBBONS, AND A LACE COLLAR, STANDING WITH HIS DOG IN A LANDSCAPE
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 31,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
140
Dutch School, circa 1665
PORTRAIT OF A BOY, FULL-LENGTH, WEARING A RICHLY-EMBROIDERED DOUBLET AND SKIRT, WITH BLUE, WHITE AND RED RIBBONS, AND A LACE COLLAR, STANDING WITH HIS DOG IN A LANDSCAPE
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 31,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Dutch School, circa 1665
PORTRAIT OF A BOY, FULL-LENGTH, WEARING A RICHLY-EMBROIDERED DOUBLET AND SKIRT, WITH BLUE, WHITE AND RED RIBBONS, AND A LACE COLLAR, STANDING WITH HIS DOG IN A LANDSCAPE

Provenance

Possibly a noble German collection, 19th century (their red wax seal on the reverse);
Private collection, France.

Catalogue Note

This charming portrait of a boy who, not yet breeched and still wearing skirts, must be aged around 6 years old, dates to the 1660s. His rich clothes are in the French fashion, which at this time was being adopted in the Netherlands: a very short doublet, worn open to reveal his shirt, and an expanse of ribbons, which are similar to those found in the costume of the boy in Jan van Noordt’s portrait of 1665.1

1 Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, inv. no. B577; see R.E.O. Ekkart and J.B. Bedaux (eds), Pride and Joy. Children’s portraits in the Netherlands, exh. cat., Amsterdam 2000, pp. 266–68, cat. no. 74, reproduced in colour.

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