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|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width 58 cm
Height 75,5 cm
|Accession number||1186 (OK)|
|Credits||Gift Henry Deterding, 1936|
|Creation date||in 1667|
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Panel > Worked wood > Wood > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
|Geographical origin||Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
All about the artist
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...Bekijk het volledige profiel