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#455

The Painter in his Workshop

Dou, Gerrit (1613-1675) | Painter

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Dou was already an extremely influential, admired and highly paid painter during his lifetime. As the founder and head of the group of “Leidener Fijnschilders” (‘fine-painters’), he inspired an entire generation of artists through his delicate, detailed painting style, which gave his small-format works an enamel-like surface. In this self-portrait, the artist presents himself as “pictor doctus”, a learned and comprehensively educated painter surrounded by various attributes of science and the arts.

Material & Technique
Oil on oak panel
Museum
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
Dating
1647
Inventory number
Gal.-Nr. 1704
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