About this artwork

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 eleven years old, and that de Braij painted him in 1662. This was the same year that the portrait of his father, Portrait of a Man, was made. It is not known whether or not there were any other members of this family that de Braij painted. Few groups of individual family portraits such as this have survived.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Portrait of a Boy (Aged 11)
  • date created:
    Dated 1662
  • materials:
    Oil on panel
  • measurements:
    Oval: 21.50 x 15.80 cm (framed: 45.20 x 26.70 x 4.00 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequest of Mrs Nisbet Hamilton Ogilvy of Biel 1921
  • accession number:
    NG 1503
  • gallery:
  • subject:
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Jan de Braij

Jan de Braij