MAES, Nicolaes
(b. 1634, Dordrecht, d. 1693, Amsterdam)

Portrait of a Woman

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

A portraitist and painter of domestic scenes, Nicolaes Maes began his career as a pupil of Rembrandt, from whom he learned to capture the psychology of his sitters and a tenebrist technique. In his mature period, however, he moved away from Rembrandt's style and adopted a more detailed technique with a greater interest in anecdotal details.