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Portrait of a Child with a Dog

probably mid-1600s
29 1/2 x 25 in. (74.9 x 63.5 cm)

Unknown, Spanish
Italian

Object Type: Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Helen C. Ellwanger
Accession Number: 1964.51
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Location: Not currently on view

Portraits often include visual elements similar to those used by other painters of the period. The landscape and the rich drapery behind the child suggest a Spanish origin. Based on these elements as well as the treatment of the child’s face, one scholar has suggested that MAG’s Child with a Dog could be the work of Juan Battista Martinez del Mazo, the son-in-law of the most famous Spanish painter of the mid-1600s, Diego Velázquez. After his father-in-law’s death, Mazo succeeded Velázquez as the official painter to the royal family; many of his portraits were of children, and many made use of similar background landscapes and drapery. We believe now that this work is by a painter active among the Spanish nobility during the mid-17th century, a period marked by prosperity and a flourishing of the arts known as Spain’s Golden Age.

[Label text from It Came From the Vault exhibition, 2013]

Provenance
Private collection, Italy, for 300 years; purchased from that owner by Gertrude Newell (1886-1958), New York and Moumour, France; her gift to Helen C. Ellwanger; her gift to the Gallery in 1964

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It Came from the Vault exhibition catalogue Entry for this artwork in the It Came from the Vault exhibition catalogue. The exhibition ran from March 17-June 9, 2013


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