Oil on panel, 26.7cm by 20cm.
Jan Lievens was a child prodigy, who began a career as an independent artist at the age of 12. His style was very similar to that of Rembrandt, with whom he shared a studio, and with whom he collaborated, from 1626-1631. He was then invited to the Court of James I where he was influenced by the works of Sir Anthony van Dyck.
This painting was left to the 9th Earl of Exeter in a bequest from a Mrs. Wilkinson of Ketton in Rutland.