3 July - 3 December. The 14 works in this exhibition illustrate how boys were depicted by Dutch artists in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
The portrait paintings and miniature sculptures on display begin with the serious young men in the 17th-century images by Adriaen van Ostade and Ludolf Bakhuysen.
In the 18th century more attention was paid to characteristics of the children, such as virtue, as Dionys van Nijmegen demonstrates in the painting of his grandson.
This style was followed by a more romantic representation of children in the second half of the 19th century, evident in the dreamy-eyed boys painted by artists such as Jacob Maris and August Allebé, and the air of mischief found in the portraits by Quiringh Gerritsz van Brekelenkam.
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