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Master Painter in the Age of Rembrandt

features one of the most esteemed Dutch artists of the seventeenth century, Gerrit Dou (1613-1675), also known as Rembrandt's first pupil. Included are many of Dou's best portraits and still lifes, as well as scenes of daily life, including images of mothers with children, painters in their studios, scholars, shopkeepers, schoolmasters, musicians, and astronomers. (National Gallery of Art)

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Gerrit Dou, 'Astronomer by Candlelight,' c. 1665, oil on panel, arched top, 32 x 21.2 (12 5/8 x 8 3/8), The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Astronomer by Candlelight

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