The masters pupil at work

The Mauritshuis presents an exhibition on Nicolaes Maes, one of Rembrandt’s most talented pupils. This is the first retrospective exhibition of this painter from Dordrecht. Maes started his career painting biblical representations, whichclearly show his master´s influence. In subsequent years he paintedintimate domestic scenes, which usually focused on women engagedin household chores.

Beginning in the 1660s, Maes developedan elegant style of portraiture that was popular with his clientsin Dordrecht and Amsterdam. Featuring over thirty paintingsand drawings the exhibition shows all aspects of Maes’svaried oeuvre.