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Two Boys before an Easel
Probably by Jacob van Oost the Elder

Behind the two boys is an easel with a grisaille of the story of Gideon (Old Testament, Judges 6: 36-40 and 7: 5-6) on it. The painting has been attributed to Jacob van Oost on the basis of comparison with a signed painting in Bruges and dated to about 1645 on the grounds of the costumes the boys are wearing.

Key facts
Artist Probably by Jacob van Oost the Elder
Artist dates 1601 - 1671
Full title Two Boys before an Easel
Date made about 1645
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 56.5 x 58.7 cm
Acquisition credit Presented by Sir Henry Howorth through the Art Fund in memory of Lady Howorth, 1922.
Inventory number NG3649
Location in Gallery Not on display
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