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.
- Caspar Netscher
- Girl Standing before a Mirror
- Oil on panel
- 35.8 × 28 cm (14 1/8 × 11 7/8 in)
- Gift of Charles L. Hutchinson