Flinck in Focus: A Question of Identity in 17th-century Dutch Portraiture
- The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Govert Flinck was one of Rembrandt’s most talented pupils, whose portraits and history paintings were highly prized. His reputation grew to equal his master’s, but his fame waned and today his name is relatively unknown.
This exhibition, marking the 400th anniversary of Flinck’s birth, focuses on one of the Barber’s best-loved paintings – his charming Portrait of a Boy of 1640. With prestigious loans from the National Gallery and British Museum, London, the Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam, this compelling show delves into the identity of sitter and artist, child portraiture and costume, as well as bringing the painting itself under the microscope.