A Woman Seated Smoking a Pipe

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Three-quarter length, three-quarter right side figure of a woman, seated at a table, which is laid with a heavy, draped carpet on which sits a bowl and jug. The woman, in a dark dress with a long white collar and white cap, smokes a white pipe in her left hand and tips up the bowl on the table with the other. There is a plain dark background. Gabriel Metsu is a Dutch painter known for his genre work, history paintings and portraits.

A Woman Seated Smoking a Pipe


oil on panel


H 19.8 x W 16.6 cm

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Acquisition method

bequeathed by Edgar and Effie Assheton Bennett, 1979

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : bl, on back of chair : artist's name : G Metsu.


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