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Portrait of a Boy with a Dog

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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A full length frontal portrait of a blonde boy, about two or three years old, in a grey dress with a white collar, cuffs, bodice and apron, and a gold cap. A small red leather shoe peeps out below his skirts. He has a gold chain about his waist and a sash across his chest, which is secured at his shoulder with a blue ribbon bow. At the end of the chain is a rinkelbel, a kind of rattle, which he holds in his outstretched right hand.

Manchester Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 114.6 x W 88 cm

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Acquisition method

bequeathed by Miss Catherine Scott, 1930

Work type


Inscription description

Signed blc : AEtatis. I - 1660 - / J A (mon) - Rotius - fe -

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Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M2 3JL England

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