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This so-called ‘niche piece’, Dou’s specialism, symbolises the victory of divine love over worldly love. This theme is represented here by the relief with fighting putti and the mother and her praying son on the one hand and the charming maid on the other.

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Title Maid at the Window
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 28 cm
Height 38 cm
Artists Schilder: Gerard Dou
Accession number VdV 21
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Willem van der Vorm 1972
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1972
Age artist Between 42 and 52 years old
Collector Collector / Willem van der Vorm
Exhibitions De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
De verzameling Willem van der Vorm. Schilderijen van Hollandse en Franse meesters uit de 17e en 19e eeuw (1950)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
External exhibitions Behind the Curtain. Concealment and Revelation since the Renaissance (2016)
Research Alma
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Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Gerard Dou

Leiden 1613 - Leiden 1675

Gerard Dou studied with Rembrandt between 1628 and 1631/2. When Rembrandt left Leiden in 1631/32, Dou stayed behind and continued to live and work there. He...

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