Old Woman Combing the Hair of a Girl

Jan Miele, Flemish, c. 1599 - 1663

Geography:
Made in Southern Netherlands (modern Belgium), Europe

Date:
Mid- 17th century

Medium:
Etching

Dimensions:
Sheet: 5 11/16 x 8 7/16 inches (14.5 x 21.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1985-52-29939

Credit Line:
The Muriel and Philip Berman Gift, acquired from the John S. Phillips bequest of 1876 to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, with funds contributed by Muriel and Philip Berman, gifts (by exchange) of Lisa Norris Elkins, Bryant W. Langston, Samuel S. White 3rd and Vera White, with additional funds contributed by John Howard McFadden, Jr., Thomas Skelton Harrison, and the Philip H. and A.S.W. Rosenbach Foundation, 1985

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Label:
Originally one of the Bamboccianti, the name given to a group of Northern European genre painters active in Rome, Miele eventually Italianized his art and became a fresco painter. This etching probably came from early in his Roman career, when he was still interested in typically Dutch subject matter.