Nicolaes Maes

The idle servant



Nicolaes Maes - The idle servant

Literature

Catalogues raisonnés
Werner Sumowski, Gemälde der Rembrandt-Schüler III, Landau/Pfalz, 1986, nr. 1352
Krempel A9

Collection catalogues
Neil MacLaren, revised and expanded by Christopher Brown, The Dutch school, 1600-1900, London, 1991, pp. 241-242, plate 202
Christopher Baker and Tom Henry, The National Gallery complete illustrated catalogue, London, 2001, p. 401

Literature
Mariët Westermann, Art & home, Zwolle, 2001, fig. 181
Wayne Franits, Dutch Seventeenth-Century Genre Painting, New Haven, 2004, fig. 137
Lyckle de Vries, Verhalen uit kamer, keuken en kroeg, [Amsterdam], 2005, plate 48
Marjorie E. Wieseman, Vermeer's Women, New Haven [Conn.], 2011, fig. 42
Adriaan E. Waiboer, with Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr and Blaise Ducos, Vermeer and the masters of genre painting, Dublin, Washington, Paris, New Haven and London, 2017, fig. 4



Provenance

purchased in Leiden by Dr Sanderus
acquired from him in Amsterdam in 1823 by C.J. Nieuwenhuys and taken to Paris where he sold it
brought to England by John Smith
Richard Simmons, by 1833
National Gallery, London, Richard Simmons Bequest, 1847
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External links

RKD 249559
National Gallery, London Accession number NG207

Other works by Nicolaes Maes


Nicolaes Maes The lacemaker
The lacemaker
c. 1655

Nicolaes Maes The eavesdropper
The eavesdropper
1656

Nicolaes Maes George de Vicq as Ganymede
George de Vicq as Ganymede
1681

Nicolaes Maes The eavesdropper
The eavesdropper
1655

Nicolaes Maes
The idle servant
1655
70 x 53.3 cm
Oil on panel
Signed, bottom right: N. MAES. i655. (MAE in monogram)
The National Gallery, London