An Unknown Boy with a Bird
probably Cornelius Johnson (London 1593 - Utrecht 1661)
Oil painting on panel, An Unknown Boy with a Bird, Dutch School, probably by Cornelius Johnson (London 1593 - Utrecht 1661), inscribed top right: 1629. A three-quarter-length portrait of a boy, standing to left, in a pink slashed costume, white lace collar and ruff, holding out his right hand on which a bird is perched.
Given by Philip Yorke III (1905 – 1978) along with the estate, house and contents to the National Trust in 1973
Erddig, The Yorke Collection (National Trust)
Marks and inscriptions
Recto: 'LOUSIA PRINCESS OF BOHEMIA' (on paper on frame) Recto: Inscribed top right: 1629
Makers and roles
probably Cornelius Johnson (London 1593 - Utrecht 1661), artist Dutch School, artist
Steegman 1957 John Steegman, A Survey of Portraits in Welsh Houses, Vol.I: North Wales, Cardiff, 1957, p.96 "PORTRAITS AT ERDDIG, WREXHAM ADDITIONAL PORTRAITS 24. PRINCESS LOUISA of Bohemia. Panel; as a child, HL."