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A Picture of Frere Jacques done by the Young Brower at Brussells

Photo credit: The Trustees of the British Museum

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This painting is listed by Sir Hans Sloane as: '209, A picture of Frere Jaques done by the young Brower at Brussells, 0 16 0.' The artist referred to by Sloane might be Adriaen Brouwer, who worked at Haarlem, Antwerp and Amsterdam. The identity of the subject is otherwise unknown. It might perhaps be 'Frere' Jacques Beaulieu, a French lithotomist (1651–1719) who would have been known to Sloane and of interest because of his profession.

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  • Medium

    oil on panel

  • Measurements

    12.7 x 10.2 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    purchased as part of the Sloane collection, 1753


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