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Young Woman Seated in an Interior, Reading a Letter

Gabriël Metsuca. 1658-61

Gabriel Metsu was a master at rendering the sense of expectation and anticipation that occurs when one reads a letter from a loved one. Here, a young woman, sitting demurely near her sewing basket and with a sewing cushion on her lap, looks down to read the letter that has arrived while she was diligently engaged in her needlework. [Click The Leiden Collection Online Catalogue Entry link below to continue reading.]

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  • Title: Young Woman Seated in an Interior, Reading a Letter
  • Creator: Gabriel Metsu
  • Date Created: ca. 1658-61
  • Physical Dimensions: 25.8 x 21 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Image courtesy of The Leiden Collection, New York
  • External Link: The Leiden Collection Online Catalogue Entry
  • Medium: oil
  • Art Genre: Genre Scene
  • Art Form: painting
  • Support: panel

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