Saturday, March 17, 2012

Old Woman Reading a Lectionary

Old Woman Reading a Lectionary by Gerrit Dou

Here is another painting from the Dutch artist, Gerrit Dou. Did you know that he was a student of Rembrandt? Here he has painted an elderly woman reading a lectionary. I love the fact that this woman has continued on her path of love for the Savior and is still striving to grow in knowledge and understanding! We will never "know everything" and be able to say "I am done learning"… about the Lord and His magnificent creation.

Questions for mothers and maidens:
  • What is a lectionary?

Gerrit Dou was also the painter of these two pictures which we have already viewed:




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