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born 1632 - died 1693
Student of: Rembrandt(1606-1669)
Nicolaes Maes (1632-1693), Dutch
painter, was born at Dordrecht, and went
about 1650 to Amsterdam, where Nicolaes Maes entered Rembrandt's
Before his return to
Dordrecht in 1654 Nicolaes Maes painted a few Rembrandtesque genre paintings, with
life-size figures and in a deep glowing
scheme of color, like the Reverie at the Ryks Museum in Amsterdam, the Card Players
at the National Gallery, and the Children
with a Goat Carriage, belonging to Baroness
N. de Rothschild.
So closely did his early style resemble that
of Rembrandt, that the last-named painting,
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, Nicolaes Maes devoted himself to domestic genre
on a smaller scale, retaining to a great
extent the magic of color Nicolaes Maes had learnt from
Rembrandt. Only on rare occasions did
Nicolaes Maes treat scriptural subjects, as in the earl of
Denbigh's Hagar's Departure, which has been
ascribed to Rembrandt. His favorite subjects
were women spinning, or reading the Bible,
or preparing a meal. In 1665 Nicolaes Maes went to
Antwerp, where he remained till 1678, in
which year he probably returned to
period coincides with a complete change in
style and subject.- Nicolaes Maes famous paintings for sale and biography.
Nicolaes Maes devoted
himself almost exclusively to portraiture,
and abandoned the intimacy and glowing color
harmonies of earlier Nicolaes Maes paintings 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. The artist is well
represented at the National Gallery by five
Nicolaes Maes 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 Ryks
Museum, 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.