Description The body language of the older boy with his hand on hip is more assertive than that of the younger one, surely his little brother. It is a subtle sign of a social role indicating protection and authority. Donker was a portraitist known for his outdoor family groups, in which he sometimes collaborated with a landscape specialist. This rugged landscape with its penetrating, warm light suggests that of Italy and is probably the product of just such as collaboration.
|4/01/1974||Treatment||coating; loss compensation; other|
|1/22/1993||Examination||examined for condition|
- New Light on Old Pictures: Dutch and Flemish Paintings from the Walters. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1981-1982.
Provenance Justice James A. Murnaghan, Dublin, Ireland [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Dr. Francis D. Murnaghan, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Francis D. Murnaghan Fund [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1973, by gift.
Credit Gift of the Dr. Francis D. Murnaghan Fund, 1973
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