In earlier centuries children were depicted as miniature adults, but this changed in the 19th century. One of the first artists to depict children as children was the German painter Philip Otto Runge (1777 1810). Like Runge, Pieneman shows this boy as a playful child. Despite the boy's formal dress and stylised pose, Pieneman seems to have attempted to capture the boy's lively character in this portrait.
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|Title||Portrait of a boy with a greyhound|
|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Depth 5.5 cm
Height 147 cm
Width 117 cm
|Accession number||1662 (OK)|
|Credits||Herkomst onbekend / Provenance unknown|
|Age artist||About 45 years old|
Vierendertig honden voor meneer en mevrouw Okkens (2012)
|Geographical origin||Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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All about the artist
Amersfoort 1809 - Amsterdam 1860
Nicolaas Pieneman was the son of the painter Jan Willem Pieneman. His father gave him some basic training before he went to study at the Academy in Amsterdam....Bekijk het volledige profiel