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

Visit to the Nursery

c. 1700
Oil on canvas, 70,5 x 86,3 cm
Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden

Gerrit Dou's success attracted many pupils and followers. One of his students was Matthijs Naiveu.

This is a characteristic work by Naiveu: in a spotless, restfully structured room, a modishly attired father converses with an elegant female visitor, who receives the child from the mother in the bed.

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