(b. 1631, Amsterdam, d. 1672, at sea)

Dutch Interior with Woman Sewing

c. 1660
Oil on canvas, 52 x 59 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

The painting shows a grubby room with a seamstress. Working by a mantelpiece whose racks hold faience plates, she is too busy and too old to care for the lonely, neglected little girl, who stares vacantly at the spectator.