Gerritt Dou

Gerritt Dou

Self-portrait, 1635–1638, Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum

Years of life: 1613 – 1675
Artist's Teachers: Rembrandt
Artist's students: Gabriel Metsu, Frans van Mieris the Elder
Art Movement: Baroque, Dutch Golden Age
Painting School: Dutch School
Genre: Genre scenes , Portrait , Still-life
Country: Netherlands
Century: XVII

Also known as Gerard Dou. Rembrandt’s first pupil (from the age of 15). Small-scale works with finely painted details, glassy finish, brilliant colors, focused light, and shadow (he began as an engraver and glass painter). His works are dedicated to illusionism, obsession with the surface show, hidden symbolism.

Gerritt Dou’s major works are Astronomer by Candlelight, 1655 (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum); Woman at a Window, 1663 (St. Petersburg: Hermitage Museum); The Hermit, 1670 (Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art).

References:

  1. Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.

Artworks:

  • Self-Portrait

    1635

    Self-Portrait  •  1635

  • Rembrandt's-mother

    1630

    Rembrandt's-mother  •  1630

  • Heraklith

    1632

    Heraklith  •  1632

  • A Sleeping Dog with Terracotta Pot

    1650

    A Sleeping Dog with Terracotta Pot  •  1650

  • Still life with candlestick and watch

    1650

    Still life with candlestick and watch  •  1650

  • The Dropsical Woman

    1663

    The Dropsical Woman  •  1663

  • Still life with armor, shield, halberd, sword, leather jacket and drum

    1630

    Still life with armor, shield, halberd, sword, leather jacket and drum  •  1630

  • Old woman with a candle

    1661

    Old woman with a candle  •  1661

  • Portrait of an old woman reading

    1630 - 1635

    Portrait of an old woman reading  •  1630 - 1635

  • The Painter in his Workshop

    1647

    The Painter in his Workshop  •  1647

  • Self-Portrait etching at a window

    1648

    Self-Portrait etching at a window  •  1648

  • The Young Mother

    1655 - 1660

    The Young Mother  •  1655 - 1660

  • Officer of the Marksman Society in Leiden

    1630

    Officer of the Marksman Society in Leiden  •  1630

  • The Silver Ewer

    1663

    The Silver Ewer  •  1663

  • The Night School

    1665

    The Night School  •  1665

  • The Extraction of Tooth

    1630 - 1635

    The Extraction of Tooth  •  1630 - 1635

  • A Cat in the Window of a Painter's Studio

    1657

    A Cat in the Window of a Painter's Studio  •  1657

  • Self-portrait

    Self-portrait

  • Young Woman Holding a Lamp

    between 1660 and 1670

    Young Woman Holding a Lamp  •  between 1660 and 1670

  • A Hermitin Prayer

    between 1645 and 1675

    A Hermitin Prayer  •  between 1645 and 1675

  • The Doctor

    between 1653 and 1669

    The Doctor  •  between 1653 and 1669

  • Self-Portrait with a Palette, in a Niche

    1660-1665

    Self-Portrait with a Palette, in a Niche   •  1660-1665

  • Trumpet-Player in front of a Banquet

    between 1660 and 1665

    Trumpet-Player in front of a Banquet   •  between 1660 and 1665

  • Girl with an Oil Lamp at a Window

    1660s

    Girl with an Oil Lamp at a Window   •  1660s

  • Portrait of a Man, possibly a Self-portrait

    late 1640s

    Portrait of a Man, possibly a Self-portrait  •  late 1640s

  • Old Woman Unreeling Threads

    between 1660 and 1665

    Old Woman Unreeling Threads   •  between 1660 and 1665

  • Old woman in prayer (Rembrandt's mother).

    between 1630 and 1635

    Old woman in prayer (Rembrandt's mother).   •  between 1630 and 1635

  • Old Woman Watering Flowers

    between 1660 and 1665

    Old Woman Watering Flowers   •  between 1660 and 1665

  • An Old Woman Watering a Pot of Pinks

    between 1660 and 1665

    An Old Woman Watering a Pot of Pinks  •  between 1660 and 1665

  • Portrait of a Boy

    1630

    Portrait of a Boy  •  1630

  • A Woman Asleep

    between 1660 and 1665

    A Woman Asleep   •  between 1660 and 1665

  • Self-portrait

    between 1640 and 1649

    Self-portrait  •  between 1640 and 1649

  • Woman Pouring Water into a Bowl

    from 1655 until 1665

    Woman Pouring Water into a Bowl   •  from 1655 until 1665

  • Still Life with a Boy Blowing Soap-bubbles

    1635-1636

    Still Life with a Boy Blowing Soap-bubbles  •  1635-1636

  • Astronomer

    1628

    Astronomer  •  1628

  • An Artist in his Studio (Self-portrait?)

    1629

    An Artist in his Studio (Self-portrait?)  •  1629

  • The Penitent Magdalen

    unknown date

    The Penitent Magdalen  •  unknown date

  • Bust of Rembrandt's Mother

    1630

    Bust of Rembrandt's Mother   •  1630

  • Bust of Rembrandt's father

    1630

    Bust of Rembrandt's father   •  1630

  • Self-Portrait

    1631

    Self-Portrait   •  1631

  • A Scholar Sharpening his Quill

    between 1630 and 1635

    A Scholar Sharpening his Quill  •  between 1630 and 1635

  • Woman Eating Porridge

    1632-1637

    Woman Eating Porridge  •  1632-1637

  • Portrait of a Couple in a Landscape

    1635

    Landscape and dog by Berchem. Figures by Dou

    Portrait of a Couple in a Landscape  •  1635

  • Portrait of a Man with a Hat

    1635

    Portrait of a Man with a Hat   •  1635

  • Young violinist sitting in his study room

    1637

    Young violinist sitting in his study room  •  1637

  • Portrait of a Man

    1645

    Portrait of a Man   •  1645

  • Johan Wittert van der Aa (1604-70)

    1646

    Johan Wittert van der Aa (1604-70)   •  1646

  • Girl Chopping Onions

    1646

    Girl Chopping Onions  •  1646

  • A Young Woman

    1640

    A Young Woman  •  1640

  • Still Life with Book and Purse

    1647

    Still Life with Book and Purse   •  1647

  • Old Master at Work

    1648

    Old Master at Work  •  1648

  • Man Smoking a Pipe

    1650

    Man Smoking a Pipe  •  1650

  • A Girl with a Bunch of Grapes at a Window

    1650

    A Girl with a Bunch of Grapes at a Window  •  1650

  • Head of a youth

    1650

    Head of a youth   •  1650

  • A Boy with a Mousetrap by Candlelight

    between 1664 and 1665

    A Boy with a Mousetrap by Candlelight  •  between 1664 and 1665

  • Portrait of Rembrandt's Mother

    1650

    Portrait of Rembrandt's Mother   •  1650

  • A Monk Reading

    1650

    A Monk Reading   •  1650

  • The charlatan

    1652

    The charlatan  •  1652

  • A Fisherman's Wife

    1653

    A Fisherman's Wife  •  1653

  • The Physician

    1653

    The Physician  •  1653

  • Violon Player

    1653

    Violon Player   •  1653

  • The Herring Woman and the Beggar

    1654

    The Herring Woman and the Beggar   •  1654

  • An Evening School

    1655 –1657

    An Evening School   •  1655 –1657

  • Old Woman Cutting Bread

    1655

    Old Woman Cutting Bread  •  1655

  • The Herring Seller

    between 1670 and 1675

    The Herring Seller  •  between 1670 and 1675

  • A Poulterer's Shop

    1670

    A Poulterer's Shop  •  1670

  • A Hermit Praying

    1670

    A Hermit Praying  •  1670

  • A Young Woman at her Toilet

    1667

    A Young Woman at her Toilet   •  1667

  • The Frugal Meal

    between 1660 and 1665

    The Frugal Meal   •  between 1660 and 1665

  • The Violinist

    1665

    The Violinist  •  1665

  • Self-portrait

    1665

    Self-portrait   •  1665

  • Woman Bather

    between 1660 and 1665

    Woman Bather  •  between 1660 and 1665

  • Soldier Bather

    between 1660 and 1665

    Soldier Bather  •  between 1660 and 1665

  • A Woman playing a Clavichord

    1665

    A Woman playing a Clavichord   •  1665

  • Old Woman Reading a Book

    between 1660 and 1665

    Old Woman Reading a Book  •  between 1660 and 1665

  • Woman Bather

    between 1660 and 1665

    Woman Bather  •  between 1660 and 1665

  • Astronomer by Candlelight

    1665

    Astronomer by Candlelight   •  1665

  • Self-Portrait

    1665

    Self-Portrait   •  1665

  • Herring Seller and Boy

    1664

    Herring Seller and Boy   •  1664

  • A hermit

    1664

    A hermit  •  1664

  • Self-portrait

    1663

    Self-portrait  •  1663

  • The Hermit

    1670

    The Hermit   •  1670

  • The Grocer's Shop

    1672

    The Grocer's Shop  •  1672

  • Young Lady on a Balcony

    1664

    Young Lady on a Balcony   •  1664

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