Friday, October 28, 2016

Czech Republic 2016 - Gerrit Dou - Young Woman on a Balcony

COUNTRY: Czech Republic
ISSUE DATE: 7 September 2016
STAMP SIZE: 40 x 50 mm
ENGRAVER: Václav Fajt
ARTWORK: Gerrit Dou

Gerrit Dou’s Young Woman on a Balcony, a work of art donated by Prince John II of Liechtenstein to the then private Society of Patriotic Friends of the Arts, which directly preceded today’s National Gallery

Gerrit Dou, also known as Gerrard, Gerard, Douw or Dow (7 April 1613, Leiden - 9 February 1675, Leiden) was a Dutch painter. He studied with engraver Bartholomew Dolend, glass painter Peter Kouwhoorn, and eventually in Rembrandt’s painting workshop where he spent three years. Although he began as a portrait painter, he became famous as a painter of landscapes with a great sense of detail. He used a magnifying lens, concave mirror and specially designed miniature brushes to create his paintings.


Stamp images and description thanks to Česká pošta