Gerrit Dou (1613-1675): Master Painter in the Age of Rembrandt
April 16 – August 6, 2000
West Building, Main Floor, Dutch and Flemish Cabinet Galleries

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 34 paintings by 17th-century Dutch artist Gerrit Dou, Rembrandt's first pupil, were brought together for the exhibition. Paintings from all periods of the artist's career were presented, including scenes of daily life, portraits, still lifes, and religious images. The show was the first international exhibition dedicated to Dou's work.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art and the Dulwich Picture Gallery, in association with the Royal Cabinet of Paintings Mauritshuis, The Hague. Ronni Baer, the Mrs. Russell W. Baker Curator of European Painting at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Arthur K. Wheelock Jr., curator of northern baroque paintings at the National Gallery of Art, were the curators.

Sponsor: The exhibition was made possible by Shell Oil Company Foundation on behalf of the employees of Shell Oil Company. The exhibition was supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Attendance: 128,753

Catalog: Gerrit Dou 1613-1675: Master Painter in the Age of Rembrandt, by Ronni Baer with contributions by Arthur K. Wheelock Jr. and Annetje Boersma. Edited by Arthur K. Wheelock Jr. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2000.

Brochure: Gerrit Dou 1613-1675: Master Painter in the Age of Rembrandt, by Stephanie Sonntag. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2000.

Other Venues: Dulwich Picture Gallery, September 6–November 19, 2000
Royal Cabinet of Paintings Mauritshuis, December 9, 2000–February 25, 2001

Image: Gerrit Dou, The Hermit, 1670, oil on panel, Timken Collection, 1960.6.8

Related Artists

Dou, Gerrit
Dutch
, 1613 - 1675

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