(b. 1607, Antwerpen, d. 1678, Antwerpen)

Portrait of a Young Boy

Oil on canvas, 136 x 103 cm
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

No matter how versatile individual artists might have been, the splitting up of painting into different specialisms meant that artists often cooperated on a single painting to which each made his own special contribution. Erasmus Quellinus and Jan Fyt (1611-1661) painted the Portrait of a Boy, with Quellinus portraying the young lad, and Fyt the dogs and falcon.

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