Gerrit Dou art links 


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Gerrit Dou: Old Woman Reading (Rembrandt's Mother), 1631
Source: Wikimedia Commons (see "image archives" below)


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Gerrit Dou

[Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1613-1675]

• Also known as:  Gerard Dou
• Relationships: Studied under Rembrandt van Rijn.
Dou's students included Quirijn van Brekelenkam, Frans van Mieris and Godfried Schalcken.
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    Gerrit Dou Works Online    
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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
The Herring Seller, ca.1670-75
Portrait of a Man, ca.1640-45
Old Woman Unreeling Threads, ca.1660-65

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Prince Rupert, 1631
Astronomer by Candlelight, 1655

Notable SiteKunsthistorisches Museum Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Notable SiteLiechtenstein Museum, Vienna
The Violin Player, 1653 (Zoom)

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  

Notable SiteMauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague

Notable SiteMauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague
Great scans of Mauritshuis paintings, from the 'Memory of the Netherlands' project

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
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Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SiteGerrit Dou at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Old Woman Reading a Lectionary (Rembrandt's Mother), ca.1630
Self Portrait, ca.1650
The Night School

Notable SiteGerrit Dou at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Great scans of Rijksmuseum paintings, from the 'Memory of the Netherlands' project

Notable SiteRijksmuseum Research Database, Amsterdam (in Dutch)  
12 works by Gerrit Dou online

Notable SiteThe Royal Collection, London, UK
(Zoomable - look for the magnifying glass and the text "Magnify image")

Amsterdams Historisch Museum, Amsterdam (in Dutch)  

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, UK
Self Portrait

Christchurch Art Gallery / Te Puna O Waiwhetu, New Zealand

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, UK
A Lady playing a Clavichord

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Manchester City Art Gallery, UK

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
St. Jerome in the Desert

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  
A Hermit Praying, 1670

National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
Still Life with a Boy Blowing Soap-bubbles, ca.1635-36

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
2 drawings online

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy
2 paintings online

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy
Self-portrait (Autoritratto) of Gerrit Dou

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
Click "English" at the top right to switch the default language, then click "Search"

Szépmûvészeti Múzeum, Budapest (in Hungarian)  

The Kremer Collection, The Hague, The Netherlands
Collection of paintings based at the Mauritshuis

The Wallace Collection, London, UK

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Still Life with Book and Purse, ca.1647
(Don't miss the "fullscreen" icon when viewing images)

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany (mostly in German)  

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Artarchiv Sample Artist Symbols + Monograms
Scroll down to monogram 280

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Lempertz Auction Gallery, Cologne, Germany -- Highlights from Past Sales
A cat by the window of a painter's workshop, 1657

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGerrit Dou at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteGerrit Dou at The Athenaeum  

Notable SiteGerrit Dou in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

Brian Yoder's Art Gallery and Critic's Corner

California State University WorldImages Database  

Gerrit Dou at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

Digital Images Photography by Ron Reznick
Prince Rupert of Palatinate and his Tutor in Historical Dress

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

USC Annenberg School for Communication

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
FBI Art Theft Program
Boy Playing the Flute, stolen from a museum in Austria

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Gerrit Dou  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

International Herald Tribune (now part of the New York Times organization)
"The Enchanting Gerrit Dou," article by Souren Melikian

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

The London Evening Standard
"Rembrandt's pupil lost the plot", 2000 article by Brian Sewell

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
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Gerrit Dou 1613-1675


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