Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of a young boy 1670s

 English School 

Portrait of a young boy,  English School
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Oil on canvas
17th Century
50 x 40 inches 127 x 101.2 cm
 
This image of a young boy hunting with his hound is a portrait, but in the classcising costume the painter has managed to conjure an air of arcadian allegory, and it reads like a young God or hero hunting from a story out of Ovid.
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