Woman at her Toilet
|This is an intimate moment – a girl undressing before going to bed. She is just pulling off a stocking. The indentation left by her garter is visible just below her knee. Her raised skirt allows the viewer a peak up along her bare legs. The image’s explicit eroticism did not always find favour; until a hundred years ago, an underskirt was painted over her thighs. Date: 1655 – 1660. Object ID: SK-A-4052.
|Jan Havicksz Steen, painter, Noord-Nederlands (1626–1679)
|panel, oil paint
|Public Domain Dedication (CC0 1.0)
|undressing oneself undressed clothing body stockings socks dog chamber-pot bed Woman Toilet painting Jan Havicksz Steen
|Stock image ref
|1,810 x 2,500 pixels
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