Previous work Officer of the Chasseurs commanding a charge All works. A dual portrait An old man seated by a window holds in his arms a child whose delicate features are framed by blond ringlets. An intimate atmosphere Beginning with Fra Filippo Lippi 50 years earlier, the device of the window opening onto a meticulously detailed landscape - originally borrowed from Flemish painting - had often been employed by Florentine portraitists. Go to the artwork description. Thus the child is not necessarily the old man's grandson, but perhaps an invented being introduced to render the scene more narrative and poignant, in addition to highlighting the ancestor's goodness and greatness of soul. Portrait of an Old Man and a Boy,. Conditions for Use of Images.