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A Young Woman at Her Toilet

A Young Woman at Her Toilet

Gerard Dou (in 1667)

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Via an open curtain Dou affords us a glimpse of a luxurious interior. A maid dresses the hair of a chic young woman, whose face is reflected in the mirror. The open door of the birdcage that hangs above her may symbolise that she has lost her virginity.

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Title A Young Woman at Her Toilet
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 58 cm
Height Error: 75,5 is not a valid BCD value cm
Artists Painter: Gerard Dou
Accession number 1186 (OK)
Credits Gift Henry Deterding, 1936
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1936
Creation date in 1667
Internal exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
External exhibitions Behind the Curtain. Concealment and Revelation since the Renaissance (2016)
Vermeer's Women: Secrets and Silence (2011)
Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting. Inspiration and Rivalry (2017)
Boijmans bij de Buren - Samensmeden, Meesters in zilver (2019)
Vermeer. Von innenhalten (2021)
Research Show research Alma
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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