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

Old Woman Peeling Apples

c. 1655
Oil on canvas, 55 x 50 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Nicolas Maes was active in Rembrandt's studio in the late 1640s, and his early works show his teacher's approach to style and subject. Canvases such as Old Woman Peeling Apples suggest that later Maes was making a small step toward the Fabritius brothers' forceful, individual concern with line and light.