20 October 2008
A BERLIN (K.P.M.) RECTANGULAR PLAQUE
Late 19th/20th century, impressed monogram and sceptre mark, 14½" 11½"
Finely painted in the manner of G. Dou with an elderly woman perusing a book before an arched window
15 1/8 x 12¼ in. (38.5 x 31 cm.), within a giltwood frame
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Gerard Dou (Dutch, 1613-1675) was the son of a glass artist and first learned to engrave and paint in this medium. He later became the pupil of Rembrandt in 1628.
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