Laughing Boy with a Flute, c.1625 Oil on canvas, 28 cm round
|Catalogue||Seymour Slive, Catalog 1974: #27|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||28 cm × 28 cm (11 in × 11 in)|
This painting was documented by Hofstede de Groot in 1910, who wrote "31. A LAUGHING BOY WITH A FLUTE. M. 240. Half-length, in profile to the left. The head is three-quarters left. The long hair falls in disorder. The lips are parted, showing the teeth. On the left the flute is held upright in the right hand. The eyes look to the left and slightly upward. Lifelike colour in the face. Circular panel, n| inches across the grain of the wood running diagonally. A copy is in the Boucher de Perthes Museum, Abbeville. In the collection of the late Alfred Beit, London. In the collection of Otto Beit, London."
Other boys painted by Hals in round tondos: