• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 5430

    Old Master & British Pictures

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 124

    Nicolaes Maes (Dordrecht 1634-1693 Amsterdam)

    Portrait of a lady, three-quarter-length, in blue classical dress, with roses and marigolds in her left hand, a sprig of honeysuckle in her right, in a landscape, a waterfall beyond

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Nicolaes Maes (Dordrecht 1634-1693 Amsterdam)
    Portrait of a lady, three-quarter-length, in blue classical dress, with roses and marigolds in her left hand, a sprig of honeysuckle in her right, in a landscape, a waterfall beyond
    oil on canvas
    26 3/8 x 22¾ in. (67 x 57.8 cm.)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Nicolaes Maes was one of Rembrandt's most talented pupils and, while little is known about his earliest work, by the early 1650s he was painting biblical subjects and genre scenes in a style influenced by his master, among them the famous series of eavesdroppers. From around 1660 the artist worked almost exclusively as a portraitist. Maes's popularity increased dramatically after his move to Amsterdam in 1674 and, according to Houbraken, 'so much work came his way that it was deemed a favour if one person was granted the opportunity to sit for his portrait before another, and so it remained for the rest of his life.'

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.