Portrait of a Child with a Kolf Stick, Wybrand de Geest, 1631

Portrait of a Child with a Kolf Stick, Wybrand de Geest, 1631

oil on panel, h 115.4cm × w 85.3cm Catalogue entry

This child, whose name is unknown, is wearing a yellow outfit with a geometric pattern and black rosettes around his waist. These rosettes were fashionable for boys and men in the 1630s. The kolf stick and ball he is holding point to a sporty lifestyle, which was seen as typically masculine in the 17th century.

On display in Philips wing, room 1.1

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