Dutch School, 18th Century A woman at a casement window holding a spindle
Lot 47
Leiden School, circa 1720 A woman at a casement window holding a spindle
£3,000 - 5,000
US$ 5,000 - 8,400
Auction Details
Lot Details
Leiden School, circa 1720
A woman at a casement window holding a spindle
oil on copper
23 x 18.1cm (9 1/16 x 7 1/8in).

Footnotes

  • A version of the present composition by Gerrit Dou, oil on panel, dated MDCLIII, 31 x 24 cm., is in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. The architecture of the casement, however, in the latter painting was added in the 18th century. Another signed (?) version; ex-Knoedler, has a frieze of putti playing with a ram, beneath the ledge of the casement window and a terracotta pot of poppies on a plank, bottom left. It may be, therefore, that the present copy shows the Dou in its purest and earliest form, without later embellishments.
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