(b. 1643, Made, d. 1706, Den Haag)

Young Girl with a Candle

Oil on canvas, 61 x 50 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

The searching glow of candlelight and other artificial illumination was one of the effects for which this Dutch painter was most admired. The centuries-old northern realist tradition gleams in the precisely rendered glints of the brass candle holder.

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