Portrait of a Young Boy 1711, by John Verelst.
By Roy Precious From United Kingdom
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Oil on canvas in period carved and giltwood frame.
Signed and dated lower left 'Jon. Verelst. P:1711'.
This charming portrait depicts a young boy wearing the fashionable, and expensive, 'banyan' or loose robe favoured for relaxation at that time.
JOHN VERELST (active 1698-1734) was born in England, of Netherlandish stock. His father was Harman Verelst, a portrait painter who came to England in 1683, part of the famous family of artists....Pieter(1), Harman, Pieter(2), John, Maria, Simon and Willem.
John married Ann Tureng at St. James's in 1692. His signed and dated portraits range from 1699-1734. He always signed with a curly 'V'.
SIZE:37 x 31.5 inches inc. frame.
*Collection of Lady Rook of Sussex and London.
(Lady Rook, 1915-2003, was the widow of Sir William James Rook;she was the former Beryl Mary Rosalie Stait-Gardner of Kensington, London).
*With Roy Precious Fine Art.
*Private Collection, Lancashire
VERSO:late 19th c. trade label "J.A. Cooling & Sons, Dealers in Works of Art. 92, New Bond street, London".
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