FLINCK, Govert Teunisz.
(b. 1615, Kleve, d. 1660, Amsterdam)

A Young Woman as a Shepherdess

Oil on canvas, 67 x 51 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Due to a spurious inscription at lower right (Rembrandt f /1633) the painting was catalogued as a Rembrandt. However, later the painting was convincingly attributed to Flinck. Formerly, the painting was mistakenly titled "Saskia as Flora." Any resemblance to Rembrandt's wife derives from the influence on this work of paintings by Rembrandt that depict an idealised type somewhat reminiscent of Saskia.

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