A Woman at a Window Emptying a Pitcher, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 19
"DOW, or Dov, (Gerhard).--Born at Leyden in 1613; he died in 1674.--He was a pupil of Rembrandt's for three years, after which he studied from nature. He learned from Rembrandt the true principles of colouring, and obtained a complete knowledge of chiaro-oscuro, to which he added a delicacy of pencil, and a patience in working up his colours to tht highest degree of neatness, superior to any other master. But though his manner appears so different from that of his master, yet it was to Rembrandt alone that he owed his excellence in colouring, by which he triumphed over all the artists of his time. His pictures are usually of a small size, with figures so exquisitely touched, transparent and delicate, as to excite both astonishment and pleasure." No. 19.--A WOMAN AT A WINDOW, EMPTYING A PITCHER.--on panel--this is a very fine picture, and the more valuable from its being less elaborately finished than his works in general, and which, at first sight, gives it the appearance of a Metzu, the pupil who surpassed his master. [P. 36.]
Catalogue of the Pictures forming the collection of the Works of the Old Masters, with a List of the Engravings now being exhibited at the Gallery of the Lyceum Building, No. 563 Broadway. Second Edition. 1849. New York: George F. Nesbitt, Stationer and Printer, corner of Wall and Water Streets. 1849.