A Lady at a Spinning-wheel

Before he devoted himself exclusively to portraiture, Netscher painted a number of genre scenes. His indebtedness to his master, Gerard ter Borch, can be seen in the careful depiction of texture, in this case of the fur and satin of the woman's rich clothes.

Key facts

Artist dates
1635/6 - 1684
Full title
A Lady at a Spinning-wheel
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on oak
22.5 x 17.7 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1871
Inventory number
Location in Gallery