(b. ca. 1570, Haarlem, d. 1618, Enkhuisen)

Portrait of a Young Child

Oil on panel, 84 x 64 cm
Private collection

This painting, a characteristic example of the children’s portrait by Jan Claesz., depicts a young child wearing a lace collar and black dress, carrying a basket of cherries. The boy in unidentified, but he was certainly a member of one of the leading Enkhuizen governing or merchant families.

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