MOREELSE Paulus

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Oil on panel
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78 x 54 cm (unframed)

Signed and dated lower right (near Cupid's head): Moreelse fecit 1624.

Provenance: sale, Mak B. V., Dordrecht, 18 December 1979, lot 156 ; Private collection, Belgium

Paulus Moreelse, started his artistic career as a pupil of Michiel van Mierevelt, and was a highly talented portrait painter. Portraits of children are among his best works. A comparable painting, dated 1630, is in the collection of the Hermitage, St. Petersburg (https://www.arthermitage.org/Paulus-Moreelse/Venus-and-Cupid.html)

About Moreels, click on: http://www.thekremercollection.com/paulus-moreelse/