Nicolaes Maes

Christ blessing the children

Nicolaes Maes - Christ blessing the children

Nicolaes Maes
Christ blessing the children
206 x 154 cm
Oil on canvas
The National Gallery, London


Catalogues raisonnés
Werner Sumowski, Gemälde der Rembrandt-Schüler III, Landau/Pfalz, 1986, nr. 1312
Krempel D24

Collection catalogues
Neil MacLaren, revised and expanded by Christopher Brown, The Dutch school, 1600-1900, London, 1991, pp. 242-245, plate 203
Christopher Baker and Tom Henry, The National Gallery complete illustrated catalogue, London, 2001, p. 401

David de Witt, Leonore van Sloten, Jaap van der Veen, Rembrandt's Late Pupils, Amsterdam, 2015, fig. 2.18


it has been suggested by Bredius that this is the life-size Christ blessing the Children, whose author is not named, which was with an Ecce Homo in an inventory of pictures belonging to Maria van Rommerswael, widow of Godschalck van der Hu1st, in Dordrecht, 1674
apparently in the collection of Graf von Schönborn in Vienna by 1746
bought from the Schönborn-Buchheim collection in Vienna by Barthold Suermondt of Aachen, March 1866
National Gallery, London, purchased from Barthold Suermondt, July 1866

External links

National Gallery, London Accession number NG757

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