Portrait of a Girl with a Parrot

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.

Key facts

Full title
Portrait of a Girl with a Parrot
Date made
about 1640
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
112 x 79 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Lady Colman, 1985
Inventory number
Location in Gallery