It is a first for me to post something on Steemit that is not my personal work. However this week I went to the Petit Palais museum in Paris, France, and came upon this charming little picture of a woman painting.
Nowadays it is not unusual for a woman to pick up the paintbrush and express herself. Such was not the case in the past. There are VERY few female painters in the art history of the preceding centuries. It was reassuring to find this painting and realize that they were there although their work was not often preserved and there were undoubtedly some who worked under masculine names or as assistants.
This is a Dutch painting, anonymous, from the 1600's. I wonder who she was, if she was from a family of painters, what her paintings looked like, whether she signed them, and where they ended up...
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