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Portrait of a Woman

Nicolaes Maes (Dutch, Dordrecht 1634–1693 Amsterdam)

Date:
1657
Medium:
Oil on copper
Dimensions:
4 5/8 x 3 3/8 in. (117 x 86 mm)
Classification:
Miniatures
Credit Line:
Gift of Lila and Herman Shickman, 2004
Accession Number:
2004.392
  • Catalogue Entry

    Forthcoming

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Signed and dated (at right, above ruff): .N.MAES. / 1657

  • Provenance

    sale, Christie's, London, April 11, 1968, no. 122, as "Portrait of a Lady," for 700 gns. to Koetser; [David? Koetser, London, 1968–about 1970; sold to Shickman]; Herman and Lila Shickman, New York (about 1970–2004)

  • Exhibition History

    Sarasota. John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. "Dutch Seventeenth Century Portraiture: The Golden Age," December 4, 1980–February 8, 1981, no. 44 (lent by Lila and Herman D. Schickman [sic]).

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 18, 2007–January 6, 2008, no catalogue.

  • References

    William H. Wilson. Dutch Seventeenth Century Portraiture: The Golden Age. Exh. cat., John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Sarasota, 1980, unpaginated, no. 44, ill., as a portrait of Margaretha de Geer in her mid-seventies.

    Werner Sumowski. "B. Keil–J. Ovens." Gemälde der Rembrandt-Schüler. 3, Landau/Pfalz, 1983–[94?], pp. 1957–58, 2027, no. 1391, ill., as a portrait of an elderly woman, rejecting Wilson's [see Ref. 1980] identification of the sitter as Margaretha de Geer.

    William W. Robinson. "Nicolaes Maes: Some Observations on His Early Portraits." Rembrandt and His Pupils. Stockholm, 1993, pp. 104, 116 n. 21, as one of six portraits by Maes that are dated 1657, and as "Maes's only early portrait on the scale of a miniature".

    León Krempel. Studien zu den datierten Gemälden des Nicolaes Maes (1634–1693). Petersberg, Germany, 2000, pp. 287–88, no. A28, fig. 91, as a portrait of an elderly woman, noted as one of the few miniatures by Maes that are known or recorded.

    Walter Liedtke. Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, vol. 1, pp. 442–43, no. 111, colorpl. 111.

    Esmée Quodbach. "The Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 65 (Summer 2007), p. 65.



  • See also
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