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Netherlandish: 'Portrait of a Girl with a Parrot'

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The child shown in this portrait has not been identified; her costume is consistent with a date of about 1640.

The portrait was formerly attributed to Jacob Gerritsz. Cuyp (1612 - 1652), who painted a number of full length children's portraits. His style, however, is flatter and more two dimensional than this painting, and the effect more wooden. It could also be a work of a Flemish artist from the circle of Cornelis de Vos (about 1585 - 1651).

The painting's wrinkled surface has been caused by an unsuccessful old lining.

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