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Title A Boy with a Glass of Wine
Collection Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
Artist Attributed to Dutch School
Previously attributed to Flemish School
Date Earliest possibly about 1800
Date Latest possibly about 1860
Description This picture of a smiling young boy dressed in green and red velvet was probably painted in the nineteenth century. The half-length format and the pose of the figure, who turns towards the viewer raising his glass of wine, recall models popularised by Frans Hals in the seventeenth century. This painting could have been made as a forgery at a time when the taste for Dutch and Flemish old master paintings made them increasingly expensive and sought-after.
Current Accession Number B.M.607
Subject everyday life; figure
Measurements 56.0 x 45.4 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by the founders John and Joséphine Bowes 1885.
Rights Owner The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham
Author Dr Mercedes Cerón




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