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A Boy in Fanciful Costume

Photo credit: The Wallace Collection

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A typical example of the tronie, the new type of painting evolved by Rembrandt and Lievens in their Leiden studio where unidentified models were depicted in exotic garments and given generic titles such as ‘A Turkish Prince’, thus producing a compromise between portraiture and history painting. The tronie became popular with Rembrandt’s clients and was widely imitated by his studio and followers (cf.

The Wallace Collection

London

  • Date

    1633

  • Medium

    oil on oak panel

  • Measurements

    21 x 17.7 cm

  • Accession number

    P201

  • Acquisition method

    acquired by Francis Charles Seymour-Conway, 3rd Marquess of Hertford, 1803; bequeathed to the nation by Lady Wallace, 1897

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