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

Portrait of a Woman

Oil on canvas, 112 x 90 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

It was suggested that the painting reveals the influence of Jacob Jordaens, who was visited by Maes on a trip to Antwerp in the 1660s. However, not only Jordaens, but many other Flemish, and by the 1660s, quite a few Dutch artists painted similar portraits of seated and similarly posed sitters with a glimpse of landscape in the background.