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Dow, Gerard (1613-1675), a great painter of the Dutch school, born at Leyden. He studied under Rembrandt, and while often showing the same vigour and transparency of colouring as his master, he shows the same power of chiaroscuro, and has a fineness and delicacy all his own. A critic, Waagen, has said that his pictures are "nature seen in a camera obscura." His known works are very many, and his favourite subjects were taken from family life..