NAIVEU, Matthijs
(b. 1647, Leiden, d. 1726, Amsterdam)

Newborn Baby

Oil on canvas, 64 x 80 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

This picture celebrates the arrival of a newborn baby. This subject was traditional and popular in the 1660s and later years, as seen, for example, in the paintings by Gabriel Metsu, and Jan Steen.

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