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Young Woman at an Open Half-Door

A young woman peers out to the right from from a Dutch door whose bottom half is closed. She wears a brown dress with a corset and a red beaded necklace.
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  • A young woman peers out to the right from from a Dutch door whose bottom half is closed. She wears a brown dress with a corset and a red beaded necklace.

Date:

1645

Artist:

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn and Workshop
Dutch, 1606–1669

About this artwork

This young woman, with her sidelong glance and the ambiguous lift at the corner of her mouth, exemplifies the playful nature of Rembrandt van Rijn’s character studies, called tronies, as well as his use of doorways and windows as clever framing devices. However, the overall flatness of this composition argues against Rembrandt’s authorship. It may have been created by a member of his prolific workshop and then endorsed as a studio product with the artist’s signature and date.

Status

On View, Gallery 213

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Workshop of Rembrandt van Rijn

Title

Young Woman at an Open Half-Door

Place

Holland (Artist's nationality)

Date

1645

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed bottom center on door: Rembrandt f. 1645

Dimensions

102.5 × 85.1 cm (40 3/8 × 33 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

Reference Number

1894.1022

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