A Group of Children teasing a Dog with a Cat

Jan Miense Molenaer (Haarlem c.1610 – Haarlem 1668)
National Trust Inventory Number 631059

Category Paintings
Date circa 1627 - circa 1628
Materials Oil on panel, with red wax armorial seal with single mullet in circle
Measurements 254 x 432 mm (10 x 17 in)
Place of origin
Collection Florence Court, County Fermanagh (Accredited Museum)
On show at Florence Court, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on panel (with red wax armorial seal with single mullet in circle), A Group of Children teasing a Dog with a Cat by Jan Miense Molenaer (Haarlem c.1610 – Haarlem 1668), circa 1627-28. The dating of about 1627-28 by Denis P Welles puts it as one of Molenaers earliest works.

Provenance

The Earl of Enniskillen, Florence Court, inventory no.51; removed from Florence Court by the 6th Earl & Countess in 1973; posthumous inventory of the effects of Nancy, Css. of Enniskillen at Kinloch House, Amulree, Perthshire, 22 Dec. 1998,The Drawing Room, no.635; purchased by the National Trust in 1999 by Private Treaty sale

Marks and inscriptions

Verso: 20th-century paper label inscribed: 2 Pictures/Between Harp/+Devil(?)

Makers and roles

Jan Miense Molenaer (Haarlem c.1610 – Haarlem 1668), artist

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Periods 17th century (32641)
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Subjects Children (208)
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