Although this painting is often called a portrait, that is probably untrue. It is more likely to be a head study or 'mug shot', like so many produced by Rembrandt and his studio. It is carried out with considerable speed and shows Backer as a master painter. The fast painting technique is probably characteristic for Backer's work in the period around 1635.
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|Title||Boy with a beret|
|Material and technique||Oil on panel|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width 47.4 cm
Height 54 cm
Jacob Adriaensz. Backer
|Accession number||2483 (OK)|
|Credits||Verworven met de verzameling van / Acquired with the collection of D.G. van Beuningen 1958|
|Age artist||Between 22 and 32 years old|
|Collector||Collector / D.G. van Beuningen|
Panel > Worked wood > Wood > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
|Geographical origin||Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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