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Nicolaes Maes
 
 
Nicolaes Maes, also called Nicolas Maas (born 1634, Dordrecht, Neth.—died Nov. 24, 1693, Amsterdam), Dutch Baroque painter of genre and portraits who was a follower of Rembrandt.

In about 1650 Maes went to Amsterdam, where he studied with Rembrandt. Before his return to Dordrecht in 1654 Maes painted a few Rembrandtesque genre pictures, with life-size figures in deep glowing colours. In the period from 1655 to 1660 Maes devoted himself to domestic genre on a smaller scale, retaining to a great extent the use of colour he had learned from Rembrandt. His favourite subjects were women spinning or reading the Bible or preparing a meal. He visited Antwerp between 1660 and 1670, after which he devoted himself almost exclusively to portraiture, abandoning intimacy and glowing colour harmonies for a careless elegance that suggests the influence of Van Dyck. The change gave rise to a theory of the existence of another Maes, of Brussels.

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Christ Blessing the Children
1652-53
Oil on canvas, 206 x 154 cm
National Gallery, London








Portrait of Four Children
1657
Oil on canvas, 150 x 112 cm
Groeninge Museum, Bruges








Christ before Pilate
1649-50
Oil on canvas, 216 x 174 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest







Portrait of Justus Criex
1666
Oil on canvas, 109 x 92 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest




Eavesdropper with a Scolding Woman
1655
Oil on panel, 46,3 x 72,2 cm
Private collection




The Idle Servant
1655
Oil on wood, 70 x 53 cm
National Gallery, London



 


The Lacemaker
1650s
Oil on canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York



 


Old Woman Dozing
1656
Oil on canvas, 135 x 105 cm
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels



 


Portrait of a Woman
1667
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
1655
Oil on panel
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam



 


Apostle Thomas
1656
Oil on canvas
Staatliche Museen, Kassel



 


The daydreamer

 
 
 




Anciana rezando



Old Woman Peeling Apples
1655
Oil on canvas
Gemaldegalerie, Berlin






Woman Plucking a Duck
1655-56
Oil on canvas
Philadelphia Museum of Art







The Account Keeper
1656
Oil on canvas
The Saint Louis Art Museum






The Eavesdropper
1657
Oil on canvas







El tamborilero desobediente




Retrato de un caballero



 


Retrato de una dama



 


Portrait of Jacob Trip
c. 1660
Oil on canvas, 88 x 68 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest



 


Portrait of Margaretha de Geer, Wife of Jacob Trip
c. 1660
Oil on canvas, 88 x 68 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

 
 
 
 

Portrait of a Boy as Adonis
c. 1670
Oil on canvas. 73 x 63 cm
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna
 
 
 

 
 
 
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