An Unknown Boy
style of Edward Bower (fl. London 1629 – d. London 1667)
Oil painting on canvas, An Unknown Boy, style of Edward Bower (fl. London 1629 – d.London 1667), circa 1640. A full-length portrait of a young boy, standing, turned slightly to the right, gazing at the spectator, his lelft hand rests on a table, on the right, which is covered with a gold cloth, on which his hat is placed; he wears a black coat and breeches edged with gold, lace ruff and cuffs and buckskin boots; a classical archway behind with red drapes to the left, and a view of a balustrade with a distant horizon.
GT Hall 1901-63, St Hall 1963-69, GT Hall 1969-72, 1975 found in basement, moved to York Art gallery for storage, Great Hall 1993-date; gift of Francis 'Frank' William Green FSA (1861-1954), 1930
Treasurer’s House, York, The Frank Green Gift (National Trust)
Makers and roles
style of Edward Bower (fl. London 1629 – d. London 1667), artist previously catalogued as after Sir Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - London 1641), artist previously catalogued as attributed to Paulus van Somer the elder (Antwerp 1576 – London 1621), artist previously catalogued as possibly Gilbert Soest (Soest c.1605 – London 1681), artist