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

Portrait of a Woman

Oil on canvas, 92 x 73 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

This portrait and its companion piece depict a married couple. The portraits demonstrate that from the 1660s, Maes was influenced by the French style of portraiture, characterized by a refined and distant air.