Three Men and a Little Girl

The subjects have not been identified, but it is thought that the dress of the men may be Venetian in style. The child's costume, which is recognisably that of a girl, can be dated to around 1540. The painting is probably painted by a Netherlandish painter working in Venice or the Veneto. It was once attributed to Dirck Barendsz. (1532 - 1594) who, according to the historian van Mander, was in Venice in about 1555.

Key facts

Full title
Three Men and a Little Girl
Date made
about 1540
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
83.8 x 69.9 cm
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery