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Gerrit Dou




 


Gerrit Dou

(b Leiden, 7 April 1613; d Leiden, bur 9 Feb 1675).

Dutch painter. The first and most famous member of the group of artists referred to as the LEIDEN ‘FINE’ PAINTERS, he specialized in small-format paintings, the details and surfaces of which are carefully observed and meticulously rendered. He was greatly praised as a painter of artificial light by Samuel van Hoogstraten in 1678, and he was responsible for popularizing both the night scene and the ‘niche’ format, pictorial devices ultimately derived from the art of his famous master, Rembrandt. Dou used them in images of ordinary people ostensibly engaged in mundane activities.


 


 


Self-Portrait
1635-38
Oil on panel
Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museums


 

 


Old Woman Reading
1631-32
Oil on Panel
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam



 

Artist in His Studio
1630-32
Oil on Panel
Colnaghi, London


 

Man Writing by an Easel
1631-31
Oil on panel
Private collection


 

Man Interrupted at His Writing
1635
Oil on panel
Sudeley Castle Trustees, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire


 

Old Man Lighting a Pipe
1635
Oil on panel
private collection, England


 

Still Life with Globe, Lute, and Books
1635
Oil on panel
Private collection


 

Portrait of a Young Woman
1635-40
Oil on panel
Manchester City Art Galleries


 

Portrait of a Woman
1635-40
Oil on panel
Private collection


 

An Interior with Young Violinist
1637
Oil on panel
National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh


 

Bust of a Man
1642-45
Oil on panel
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington

 

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