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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Nicolaes Maes, Dutch (Dordrecht 1634 - 1693 Amsterdam)
Portrait of George Bredehoff de Vicq as Ganymede
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Portrait of Gerbrand de Vicq as Ganymede
Work Type
17th century
Creation Place: Europe, Netherlands
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Physical Descriptions

Oil on canvas
99 x 84.5 cm (39 x 33 1/4 in.)

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Kate, Maurice R., and Melvin R. Seiden Purchase Fund in honor of Lisbet and Joseph Leo Koerner
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Jan Baptist Bedaux, "Funeraire kinder-portretten uit de 17de eeuw", Naar het lijk: Het Nederlandse doodsportret 1500-heden, ed. Bert Sliggers, Walburg Press (Zutphen), pp. 88-114, p. 103, repr.
  • E. W. Moes, Iconographia Batava: Beredeneerde Lijst van Geschilderde en Gebeeldhouwde Portretten van Noord-Nederlanders in Vorige Eeuwen, Frederik Muller & Cie. (Amsterdam, 1905), p. 529, no. 8480
  • C. J. Matthijs, "De Portretten uit de Families van Bredehoff en de Vicq", Jaarboek van het Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie en het Iconographisch Bureau (1983), 37, pp. 187-188, 192, fig. 44
  • Jan Baptist Bedaux, ed., Pride and Joy: Children's Portraits in the Netherlands 1500-1700, exh. cat., Ludion Press Ghent (Amsterdam, 2000), cat. no. 83, repr. in color
  • León Krempel, Studien zu den datierten Gemälden des Nicolaes Maes, Michael Imhof-Verlag (Petersberg, 2000), p. 129 (no. 159)
  • Wendy Schaller, "Children Borne Aloft: Nicolaes Maes's Ganymede Portraiture and the Context of Death and Mourning in the Seventeenth-Century Netherlands" (2001), (Ph.D. diss.), pp. 9, 37, 154, 165-166, and 195, fig. 4
  • Old Master Paintings, auct. cat. (Amsterdam, May 10, 2011), p. 54, under no. 75
  • Maraike Bückling, Gefährliche Liebschaften: Die Kunst Des Französischen Rokoko, exh. cat., Hirmer (Frankfurt, 2015), pp. 188 + 190-191, repr. p. 191
  • Stephanie Dickey and Jochen Sander, ed., Rembrandt in Amsterdam: Creativity and Competition, exh. cat., National Gallery of Canada and Städel Museum (Ottawa/Frankfurt am Main, 2021), p. 223, fig. 11.4

Exhibition History

  • Pride and joy : children's portraits in the Netherlands 1500-1700, Frans Hals Museum, 2001 DJ Haarlem, 10/08/2000 - 12/31/2000; Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, 01/22/2001 - 04/21/2001

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