Baroque and Rococo

 

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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.


 


 


Violin Player
1653
Oil on panel
Vaduz Castle, Liechtenstein

 


Self-Portrait
1645
Oil on panel
Private collection, Spain


 

Portrait of a Man
1642-46
Oil on panel
Aurora Art Fund


 

Portrait of a Woman
1642-46
Oil on panel
Aurora Art Fund


 

Man with a Pipe
1645
Oil on panel
The National Gallery, London


 

Painter with Pipe and Book
1645
Oil on panel
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam


 

Still Life with Book and Purse
1647
Oil on panel
Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California


 

Still Life with Hourglass, Pencase, and Print
1647
Oil on panel
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, Hartford


 

The Quack
1652
Oil on panel
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam


 

The Young Mother
1658
Oil on panel
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam


 

Young Woman in a Black Veil
1660
Oil on panel
The National Gallery, London
 
 

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