A Young Woman seated drawing

This painting shows an artist's studio. On the table is a bust of a woman and underneath an engraving by Lucas Vorsterman after Gerard Seghers's painting 'Christ at the Column before the Flagellation' (Ghent, St Michael's). The scene illustrates the early stage of an artist's training when the pupil has to practise drawing after sculptures and prints.

Key facts

Artist dates
1629 - 1667
Full title
A Young Woman seated drawing
Date made
about 1655-60
Medium and support
Oil on oak
36.3 x 30.7 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by the 1st Viscount Rothermere, 1940
Inventory number
Location in Gallery