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Attributed to Bloemaert, Abraham (Dutch painter and draftsman, 1566-1651) , Boy with a Flute

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Title Boy with a Flute
Collection National Trust for Scotland (Brodie Castle)
Artist Attributed to Bloemaert, Abraham (Dutch painter and draftsman, 1566-1651)
Previously attributed to Brugghen, Hendrick ter (Dutch painter and draftsman, 1588-1629)
Date Earliest probably 1620
Date Latest probably 1640
Description Bloemaert was one of the first Dutch artists to paint genre scenes with a single, lively, half-length figure holding a musical instrument (or some other object). Here a young boy is seen with a flute. Having paused in his playing, he turns to the viewer and is laughing. He is wearing a red sash over a yellow coat with slashed sleeves and a black hat with an ostrich feather, which gives the figure an almost opulent air.
Current Accession Number 73.110
Subject everyday life (flute-player)
Measurements 67.0 x 57 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by Ninian, 25th Brodie of Brodie, 1980.
Provenance Possibly with William, 22nd Brodie of Brodie by about 1824; by descent to Ninian, 25th Brodie of Brodie.
Rights Owner National Trust for Scotland
Author Dr Claudia Heide
 

 

 

 

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