Flinck in Focus

A Question of Identity in 17th-century Dutch Portraiture One of Rembrandt’s most talented pupils, Govert Flinck was a highly prized and extremely successful portraitist and history painter, with a reputation that grew to match even that of his master. He was particularly popular for his portraits of children – a genre his teacher eschewed. But his … Read more

Govert Flinck (1615 – 1660)

A Portrait of a Boy Amsterdam, 1640 Oil on canvas 73.3 x 91.8 cm This engaging portrait possibly shows David Leeuw who would have been about eight years old in 1640.  He was related to the artist and was the son of a wealthy businessman and art collector.  The full-length pose and the boy’s fashionable … Read more