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

The Naughty Drummer Boy

c. 1655
Oil on canvas, 62 x 66 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

This scene depicts a domestic interior. It is a realistic representation of daily life with emphasis on the anecdotal element. On the wall, in addition to the map, is a mirror in which we can see the reflection of the artist painting.