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26 March 2015

 Three year old child holding a great tit

‘Portrait of a Child, small three-quarter-length, in a white embroidered dress lined with lace and a cap, holding a bird dated and inscribed 1559′ (Christie’s catalogue). But the date seems to contradict Tuesday’s Post, which asserted that Catharina van Hemessen never painted again after her marriage in 1554. This painting is only attributed to her; so let’s  imagine that it is definitely by her, that she had a child in 1555 and this four year-old boy is hers.


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