Two Boys before an Easel

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 dates
1601 - 1671
Full title
Two Boys before an Easel
Date made
about 1645
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
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
Location in Gallery