A Fiddler at an Opening

after Gerrit Dou (Leyden 1613 – Leyden 1675)
National Trust Inventory Number 138309

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1665 (bears signature and date) - 1899
Materials Oil on panel
Measurements 394 x 289 mm (15 1/2 x 11 3/8 in)
Place of origin
Collection Uppark House and Garden, West Sussex (Accredited Museum)
On show at Uppark House and Garden, West Sussex, London and South East, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on oak panel, A Fiddler at a Opening, after Gerrit Dou (Leyden 1613 – Leyden 1675), bears signature, bottom right and date GDOW 1665. An 18th or 19th century copy of pictures by Gerard Dou (1613 to 1675) at Dresden and Frankfurt. The scene is painted over what appears to be part of another composition, the only identifiable part of which is a pink and blue curtain. The original, dated 1665, is in the Dresden Gemäldegalerie.


Early 19th century hanging-plans, in the Great Drawing Room: '12 Fiddler Gerard Dou' [lower register, in the middle of the predella of small pictures]; and thence by inheritance and descent, until accepted in lieu of tax on the death of Admiral the Hon. Sir Herbert Meade-Fetherstonhaugh (1875-1964) in 1965 and transferred to the National Trust by the Treasury, September 1990

Credit line

Uppark, The Fetherstonhaugh Collection (National Trust)

Marks and inscriptions

Recto: GDOW1665 (signed and dated; it is meant to be Dou)
Verso: Christie's stencil on back of panel: 827 K

Makers and roles

after Gerrit Dou (Leyden 1613 – Leyden 1675), artist

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Place of origin
Materials Oak (11756)
Oil paint (8518)
Category Art / Oil paintings (12615)
Collection Uppark House and Garden, West Sussex (Accredited Museum) (2633)
Periods 17th century (33348)
18th century (87483)
19th century (173042)
Maker Gerrit Dou (Leyden 1613 – Leyden 1675) (8)
Subjects Scenes of everyday life (Genre) (218)
Object Type Oil painting (14400)

Record Status


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