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Nicolas Maes A Woman Spinning oil painting


A Woman Spinning
Painting ID::  2658
Nicolas Maes
A Woman Spinning
1655 Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

   
   
     

Nicolas Maes The Lacemaker oil painting


The Lacemaker
Painting ID::  2659
Nicolas Maes
The Lacemaker
1650's Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

   
   
     

Nicolas Maes Boys Bathing (mk05) oil painting


Boys Bathing (mk05)
Painting ID::  20444
Nicolas Maes
Boys Bathing (mk05)
Canvas 28 1/2 x 36 1/4''((73 x 92 cm)Received in 1914)

   
   
     

Nicolas Maes The Listening Housewife (mk25 oil painting


The Listening Housewife (mk25
Painting ID::  24285
Nicolas Maes
The Listening Housewife (mk25
1655

   
   
     

Nicolas Maes A Woman Scraping Parsnips,with a Child Standing by Her oil painting


A Woman Scraping Parsnips,with a Child Standing by Her
Painting ID::  43200
Nicolas Maes
A Woman Scraping Parsnips,with a Child Standing by Her
mk170 1655 Oil on oak 35.6x29.8cm

   
   
     

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     Nicolas Maes
     1634-1693 Dutch Nicolas Maes Galleries Nicolaes Maes, also known as Nicolaes Maas (January 1634, Dordrecht - buried November 24, 1693, Amsterdam) was a Dutch Baroque painter of genre and portraits. Maes was the son of Gerrit Maes, a prosperous merchant, and Ida Herman Claesdr. In about 1648 he went to Amsterdam, where he entered Rembrandt's studio. Before his return to Dordrecht in 1653 Maes painted a few Rembrandtesque genre pictures, with life-size figures and in a deep glowing scheme of colour, like the Reverie at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Card Players at the National Gallery, and the Children with a Goat Carriage. So closely did his early style resemble that of Rembrandt, that the last-named picture, and other canvases in the Leipzig and Budapest galleries and in the collection of Lord Radnor, were or are still ascribed to Rembrandt. In his best period, from 1655 to 1665, Maes devoted himself to domestic genre on a smaller scale, retaining to a great extent the magic of colour he had learnt from Rembrandt. Only on rare occasions did he treat scriptural subjects, as in Hagar's Departure, which has been ascribed to Rembrandt. His favorite subjects were women spinning, or reading the Bible, or preparing a meal. While he continued to reside in Dordrecht until 1673, when he settled in Amsterdam, he visited or even lived in Antwerp between 1665 and 1667. His Antwerp period coincides with a complete change in style and subject. He devoted himself almost exclusively to portraiture, and abandoned the intimacy and glowing color harmonies of his earlier work for a careless elegance which suggests the influence of Van Dyck. So great indeed was the change, that it gave rise to the theory of the existence of another Maes, of Brussels. Maes is well represented at the London National Gallery by five paintings: The Cradle, The Dutch Housewife, The Idle Servant, The Card Players, and a man's portrait. At Amsterdam, besides the splendid examples to be found at the Rijksmuseum, is the Inquisitive Servant of the Six collection. At Buckingham Palace is The Listening Girl (repetitions exist), and at Apsley House Selling Milk and The Listener. Other notable examples are at the Berlin, Brussels, St Petersburg, the Hague, Frankfort, Hanover and Munich galleries.

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