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Attributed to Wit, Jacob de (Dutch painter, 1695-1754) , Blind Man

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Title Blind Man's Buff
Collection Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea
Artist Attributed to Wit, Jacob de (Dutch painter, 1695-1754)
Date Earliest possibly about 1720
Date Latest possibly about 1754
Description Jacob de Wit was a decorative artist who is best known for his monochrome imitation relief work (grisaille) such as this, which suggest stucco work through a decorative motif. In this image, a group of putti are depicted playing Blind Man's Buff. These images are sometimes called Witjes after the artist himself.
Current Accession Number GV94
Subject figure
Measurements 75 x 118 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Richard Glynn Vivian 1911.
Publications Catalogue of the Collection of Oil and Watercolour Paintings, Miniatures and Drawings, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, [Swansea], 1913, cat. no. 94, as by de Wit; Wright, C., Old Master Paintings in Britain, London, 1976, p. 222, as by de Wit.
Rights Owner City & County of Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Collection
Author Bryony Dawkes



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