Quiz: Find the Original

April 23 2020

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Picture: Frick Digital Photoarchive

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Here's another fun copy of an old master portrait in miniature format this time. This picture is found on the Frick Digital Photoarchive, a very useful resource for picture researchers. It is catalogued as 'British School' portrait of Edward VI. Can you find the original? No tips this time.

No prizes, just for fun. (The last in this mini-series, until I find some other copies).

Update - Congratulations to David Taylor, who spotted that this miniature is in fact a version of Arnold Bronckhorst's portrait of King James VI and I as a boy (c.1574) in the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland. The entry in the Frick Photoarchive, which claims the miniature was erroneously thought to be c.1500, must have been made long before the portrait was reidentified by its present owners the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The museum's high-resolution image of the work is outstanding.

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