Portrait of a Boy (Aged 11)

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Portrait of a Boy (Aged 11) Dated 1662

On Display Scottish National Gallery

This boy is the eldest son of the man and woman shown in NG 1500 and NG 1501. The facial similarities between him and both his father and younger brother (NG 1503) are clear; they share the same bulbous eyes, heavy brow and rounded chin. The inscription states that it was painted in 1662 when the boy was eleven years old. All four of the portraits in this family group were originally painted on rectangular panels, and were cut into ovals later.

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  • Acc. No. NG 1502
  • Medium Oil on panel
  • Size Oval: 21.20 x 15.20 cm
  • Credit Bequest of Mrs Nisbet Hamilton Ogilvy of Biel 1921