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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 Belasting & Douane Museum
Dimensions Width 58 cm
Height 75.5 cm
Artists Schilder: Gerard Dou
Accession number 1186 (OK)
Credits Schenking / Donation: Henry Deterding 1936
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1936
Age artist About 54 years old
Exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
External exhibitions Vermeer's Women: Secrets and Silence (2011)
Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting. Inspiration and Rivalry (2017)
Behind the Curtain. Concealment and Revelation since the Renaissance (2016)
Boijmans bij de Buren - Samensmeden, Meesters in zilver (2019)
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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