Portrait of a Boy (Aged 7)

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Portrait of a Boy (Aged 7) Dated 1663

On Display Scottish National Gallery

This painting shows the youngest son of a family group, whose portraits by de Braij are in the Scottish National Gallery. A very faint inscription states that he is seven years old, and that de Braij painted him in 1663. This was the same year that the portrait of his mother (NG 1501) was made. It is not known whether or not there were any other members of this family that de Braij painted. Very few groups of individual family portraits such as this have survived.

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  • Acc. No. NG 1503
  • Medium Oil on panel
  • Size Oval: 21.50 x 15.80 cm
  • Credit Bequest of Mrs Nisbet Hamilton Ogilvy of Biel 1921