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A Boy Blowing on a Firebrand

A work made of oil on canvas.

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.




Gerrit van Honthorst
Dutch, 1592-1656

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European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 208


Gerrit van Honthorst


A Boy Blowing on a Firebrand






Oil on canvas


75.5 × 64.5 cm (30 × 25 3/8 in.)

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Restricted gifts of the Old Masters Society, Julius Lewis and the Rhoades Foundation, Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan in memory of Alice Welsh Skilling and in honor of Marlene Welsh Phillips and Martha Wolff, Anne Searle Bent in honor of Martha Wolff, and Scott, Lynda, Jonathan, Shiran, and Lindsey Canel in honor of Martha Wolff; European Painting Discretionary Fund; restricted gift of Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation in honor of Martha Wolff; Marilyn H. Quinn Fund; restricted gifts of Mrs. John W. Madigan and Donald and Carol Asher; through prior gifts of Chester D. Tripp and of the Frederick T. Haskell Collection; restricted gift of John D. and Alexandra C. Nichols in honor of Martha Wolff; Murray and Virginia Vale Purchase Fund; through prior gift of George F. Harding Collection; through prior gift of Ambrose Cramer; through prior purchase of Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection; through prior gift of Arthur B. Logan; restricted gifts of David Earle III and Marian Pawlick in honor of Martha Wolff

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