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Graves Gift, 1935. Museums Sheffield
Old Woman
Date Made/Found: 1645-1650
Artist: Attributed to Quiringh van Brekelenkam , 1622 - 1669
Material and Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Sight size: 115 x 95mm Overall: 360 x 340 x 70mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.25
This painting is attributed to the Dutch 17th century painter Quiringh van Brekelenkam. Like many Dutch Baroque painters, van Brekelenkam often painted genre scenes, especially those depicting everyday contemporary life in great detail. In this work, an elderly woman mending clothes occupies the centre of the composition. The dark coloured interior is punctuated by sparse furniture, providing us with an insight into a humble Dutch house. The artist may have intended to promote ideas of social morality through this portrayal of a hard-working household.
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