A Young Man Drinking

The genre study shows a youth with vine leaves wrapped around his head clasping a wine bottle and drinking from a glass.

This may be a copy of a lost original by Murillo, or an imitation, perhaps by a French painter of the first half of the 18th century.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1617 - 1682
Full title
A Young Man Drinking
Date made
1700-50
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
62.8 x 47.9 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by John Staniforth Beckett, 1889
Inventory number
NG1286
Location in Gallery