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Title Portrait of a Child
Collection Alfred East Gallery, Kettering
Artist Dutch School
Date Earliest about 1620
Date Latest about 1680
Description This painting, by an unknown seventeenth-century Dutch artist, depicts a small child who wears court dress and is probably female. In her right hand she carries a garland of flowers; in her left hand she holds a coral, which is attached by a chain to her belt, and would have been used for teething. The painting may be the work of one of several Dutch artists such as Jacob Gerritsz Cuyp or Cornelis de Vos, who specialised in portraits of children in the early seventeenth century.
Current Accession Number KETTKM:2
Subject figure; everyday life
Measurements 74 x 61 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Mrs G. A. H. Grundy 1955.
Publications Wright, C., Old Master Paintings in Britain: An Index of Continental Old Master Paintings Executed before c.1800 in Public Collections in the United Kingdom, London, 1976, p. 243, as by seventeenth-century Dutch school.
Rights Owner Alfred East Gallery
Author Dr Angela Smith



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