Baroque and Rococo


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Nicolaes Maes


Nicolaes Maes

(bapt Dordrecht, Jan 1634; bur Amsterdam, 24 Dec 1693).

Dutch painter. The son of the prosperous Dordrecht merchant Gerrit Maes and his wife Ida Herman Claesdr., Nicolaes Maes learnt to draw from a ‘mediocre master’ (Houbraken) in his native town before he studied painting with Rembrandt in Amsterdam. His training in Rembrandt’s studio must have taken place between 1648/50 and 1653. By December 1653 Maes had settled in Dordrecht and made plans to marry, while a signed and dated picture of 1653 confirms that the 19-year-old artist had completed his training and embarked on an independent career. Maes continued to reside in Dordrecht until 1673.


Christ Blessing the Children

Oil on canvas, 206 x 154 cm
National Gallery, London



Portrait of Four Children

Oil on canvas, 150 x 112 cm
Groeninge Museum, Bruges


Christ before Pilate

Oil on canvas, 216 x 174 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

Portrait of Justus Criex

Oil on canvas, 109 x 92 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest


Eavesdropper with a Scolding Woman

Oil on panel, 46,3 x 72,2 cm
Private collection


The Idle Servant

Oil on wood, 70 x 53 cm
National Gallery, London


The Lacemaker

Oil on canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


Old Woman Dozing

Oil on canvas, 135 x 105 cm
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels


Portrait of a Woman

Oil on canvas, 90 x 72 cm
Musee d'Arras, Arras


Portrait of a Woman

Oil on canvas, 89,6 x 71,2 cm
Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent


A Woman Spinning

Oil on panel
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam


Apostle Thomas

Oil on canvas
Staatliche Museen, Kassel


The daydreamer


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