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Girl Standing before a Mirror

A work made of oil on panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on panel.

Date:

1668

Artist:

Caspar Netscher
Dutch, 1639–1684

About this artwork

This young woman’s brown and white ensemble shows Caspar Netscher’s ability to depict gleaming satins without a trace of the paintbrush, a feat admired by discerning collectors in the Dutch Republic. Netscher studied with Gerard ter Borch (whose work is on view nearby) and emulated his teacher’s refined interiors populated with affluent protagonists. The woman’s gesture toward the gilt-framed mirror, supplemented by the imported Persian rug and pearls, invites viewers to marvel at painting’s ability to seduce and fool the viewer.

Status

On View, Gallery 212

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Caspar Netscher

Title

Girl Standing before a Mirror

Origin

Holland

Date

1668

Medium

Oil on panel

Dimensions

35.8 × 28 cm (14 1/8 × 11 7/8 in)

Credit Line

Gift of Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1925.718

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