N.B. This exhibition was announced with the working title Nicolaes Maes. For the latest information on this show see www.mauritshuis.nl
The Mauritshuis presents an exhibition on Nicolaes Maes, one of Rembrandt’s most talented pupils, in the autumn of 2019. This is the first retrospective exhibition of this painter from Dordrecht. Maes started his career painting biblical representations, which clearly show his master´s influence. In subsequent years he painted intimate domestic scenes, which usually focussed on women engaged in household chores. Beginning in the 1660s, Maes developed an elegant style of portraiture that was popular with his clients in Dordrecht and Amsterdam. Featuring over thirty paintings and drawings the exhibition shows all aspects of Maes’s varied oeuvre.