With Koen Fillet and Katrijn Van Bragt, Collection Consultant of The Phoebus Foundation
Within portraiture, children’s portraits are a special genre. The representations of boys and girls, dressed in lavish attire and in a stately and serious pose, don’t immediately catch the eye and even look odd at first glance. But in fact, they contain a particularly interesting, often emotional story. In this episode of Phoebus Focus, you can discover, together with Katrijn Van Bragt, all about the history and evolution of this special portrait genre.
Want to know more about children’s portraits? Discover the essay ‘Forever Young. Children of Paint and Varnish’ in the book The Bold and the Beautiful in Flemish Portraits.