The portrait has been attributed to François Duchastel, a Flemish painter who worked in Ghent. His work is not, however, well defined and such an attribution must remain tentative. The costume shows a Spanish influence and was worn in the Southern Netherlands in about 1660.

Key facts

Artist
Full title
Portrait of a Boy holding a Rose
Date made
about 1660
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
93.4 x 64.8 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Henry Vaughan, 1900
Inventory number
NG1810
Location in Gallery