Haarlem 1595 – Amersfoort 1657
Woman making her toilet
92 x 67 cm
Inv.nr. 213-1946, Cat.nr.29
Van Campen was famous as an architect (he built a.o. the Mauritshuis, and the palace, formerly city hall, on the Dam in Amsterdam). He was known as the father of Dutch classicism. The painting is in the style of Paulus Bor.
This may be an example of a theme which occurs more often in the 17th c., “the flea catcher”.