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Portrait of a Boy aged 11
Jacob van Oost the Elder

This portrait is signed with the painter's monogram and dated 1650; the age of the boy is recorded as 11. The boy is turned away from the spectator, looking to the left. The design is concentrated upon the face and its expression, and the colouring is muted, enlivened only by the fur of the muff and the hat.

Key facts
Artist Jacob van Oost the Elder
Artist dates 1601 - 1671
Full title Portrait of a Boy aged 11
Date made 1650
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 80.5 x 63 cm
Inscription summary Signed; Dated and inscribed
Acquisition credit Bought, 1883
Inventory number NG1137
Location in Gallery Not on display
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