DUTCH SCHOOL, EARLY 17TH CENTURY | PORTRAIT OF TWO CHILDREN, FULL LENGTH, ONE HOLDING GLOVES AND THE OTHER HOLDING A SILVER EMBROIDERED RATTLE
8,000 - 12,000 USD
8,000 - 12,000 USD
DUTCH SCHOOL, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
PORTRAIT OF TWO CHILDREN, FULL LENGTH, ONE HOLDING GLOVES AND THE OTHER HOLDING A SILVER EMBROIDERED RATTLE
illegibly inscribed upper left on the column
oil on panel
panel: 41 by 31⅜ in.; 104 by 79.7 cm.
framed: 50¾ by 41¼ in.; 128.9 by 104.8 cm.
Panel is cradled and stable. Image reads well under an uneven varnish. A few vertical cracks scattered along the top and bottom edge are visible, but not too distracting. Other scratches that are diagonal are visible on the right edge at center. Inspection under UV is difficult to read due to the uneven varnish, though scattered retouches are possibly throughout. Offered framed.
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With K F France (according to label on reverse).
The attribution of this elegant portrait has eluded many scholars. The figure of the girl to the left resembles the paintings by Cornelis de Vos and other portrait painters in Southern Netherlands, while the figure of the boy resembles the paintings by Jan Claesz and other artists in Northern Netherlands.
We are grateful to Nadja Garthoff and Sabine Craft-Giepmans for their assistance with the cataloguing of this painting on the basis of photographs.