The Fisher Boy
|Catalogue||Seymour Slive, Catalog 1974: #71|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||74 cm × 61 cm (29 in × 24 in)|
|Location||Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, Antwerp|
This painting was documented by Hofstede de Groot in 1910, who wrote "49. DE STRANDLOOPER VAN HAARLEM (The Haarlem Fisher-Boy). B. 37 ; M. 254. Half-length ; life size. A fisher-boy, seen in full face, laughs at the spectator. His arms are folded on his breast. He wears a little cap ; his hair is in disorder. He wears a jacket with broad sleeves, and carries a basket on his back. At the back is a landscape ; to the right is the sea. [Possibly identical with 55, 58a, and 58c.] Signed on the left with the intertwined letters " F. H." ; canvas, 30 inches by 25 1/2 inches. Sale. Alphonse Oudry, Paris, April 16 and 20, 1869. In the possession of the Paris dealer Ch. Sedelmeyer, " Catalogue of 300 Paintings," 1898, No. 46. In the Antwerp Museum, 1905 catalogue, No. 188. "
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