The composition of a man and child eating grapes is unfinished; areas such as the body of the man have not been established and the table top has only been sketched in. This painting has formerly been attributed to Velázquez and to Pedro Núñez de Villavicencio (1644 - 1700), but it is probably of the 19th century. It may have been intended as a Velázquez imitation.

Key facts

Artist
Full title
A Man and a Child eating Grapes
Date made
probably 19th century
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
73 x 57.8 cm
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
NG2526
Location in Gallery