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Circle of Wybrand Simonsz (Leeuwarden, 1592-1659)

Portrait of a boy

Portrait of a boy aged 7½ standing three quarter length
dated and inscribed ‘etatis, suce, 7½ / Ao 1628’
oil on panel, oval
68 x 46,8 cm.
 
PROVENANCE:
Anon. sale, Mak, Amsterdam, 1 December 1925, lot 31 (as N. Eliasz. Pickenoy).
Anon. sale, Phillips, London, 2 July 1991, lot 201.
With Wieg Fine Art, Amsterdam.
Acquired from the above by the parents of the present owner, ca. 1994, thence by descent to the present owner.
Dutch Private Collection.
 
This charming portrait may at one time have been a pair with a very similar anonymous oval portrait of a young child of almost identical format in a Private Collection which is equally dated 1628 and inscribed with the age of the young sitter, being 4,5 years old, described at the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie, Iconographisch Bureau under IB 39446 (fig. 1). The present portrait has been registered in the files of the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie, Iconographisch Bureau, no. 103250.