Portrait of a Boy

This portrait was once wrongly attributed to Jacques-Louis David but it may be by his assistant Georges Rouget or by a follower of Baron Gros (1771 - 1835). The costume and especially the hairstyle suggest the approximate date for this painting - the informal fringe on the forehead looks unpremeditated but was in fact carefully carried out to give a 'casual' effect.

Key facts

Full title
Portrait of a Boy
Date made
before 1810
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
55.9 x 42.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Sir Claude Phillips Bequest, 1924
Inventory number
Location in Gallery