Beautiful and elegant portrait of Madame Helena van Heuvel, oil on canvas, signed lower right by Nicolas Maes, born in Dordrecht in January 1634 and died in Amsterdam on December 24, 1693.Dutch painter known for his intimate genre scenes and portraits.
Dutch school; 17th century.
Dimensions: h.44.5 cm x w.33.5 cm.
A fine carved and gilded wooden frame accompanies our work.
In good condition.
Nicolas Maes was a pupil of Rembrandt in Amsterdam between 1648 and 1653, who had a considerable influence on him for a long time, particularly with regard to chiaroscuro.
He returned to Dordrecht in 1653 and remained there until 1673, when he abandoned Rembrandt's style to devote himself to interior scenes. He then turned his attention
portraits, which were very much in vogue in Holland in the second half of the 17th century. He became a sought-after portraitist.
After a trip to Antwerp, he came under the influence of Antoine van Dyck.
He ended his career in Amsterdam, where he returned in 1673.