Gerard Dou, Gerhard Dow

Dou, Gerard (1613 Leiden 1675). Gerhard Dow. The artist writing or drawing with quill in a folio, surrounded i. a. by globe and violin as symbols of vanity. (1647.) Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1840. 7⅜ × 5¼ in (18.7 × 13.3 cm).

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