In this copy after Gerrit Dou's (also known as Gerrit Douw or Dow) popular "The School Master" composition (artist unknown), the old man at the window niche sharpens his pen while his pupils are busy at work in the background. The original painting is in the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden. Like the other paintings on metal in the collection, this one was probably created in the 19th century and was made by transferring a lithograph print onto a metal plate and then painting over top of the printed image in oils. These inexpensive copies were popular souvenirs at European tourist destinations.
Fisher Scientific, Pittsburgh, PA, acquired by Chester Fisher, prior to 1965 ; Fisher Scientific International Inc., Hampton, NH.
The Chemical Heritage Foundation, 2000 (from Fisher Scientific International).Show notes
 Chester Fisher died in 1965.
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