Nicolaes Maes

Portrait of Catharina Dierquens (1664-1715)

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Nicolaes Maes
Portrait of Catharina Dierquens (1664-1715)

1682 On view in Room 11

These two portraits belong together. This is Catharina Dierquins, the bride, aged around eighteen years old. Hanging to the left is the 24-year-old bridegroom, Cornelis ten Hove. Catharina wears a dress with many draperies and striking colours: red and yellow ochre. The colour red is characteristic of Nicolaes Maes and frequently appears in his paintings.

Maes painted his clients in pseudo-antique fancy dress. But their hair is styled according to the latest fashions. This is how the elite liked to see themselves portrayed.

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Nicolaes Maes
Portrait of Catharina Dierquens (1664-1715)

1682 On view in Room 11

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General information
Nicolaes Maes (Dordrecht 1634 - 1693 Amsterdam)
Portrait of Catharina Dierquens (1664-1715)
1682
painting
718
Room 11
Material and technical details
oil
canvas
45.5 x 57.4 cm
Inscriptions
linksonder: MAES

Provenance

Probably Cornelis ten Hove, Catharina Dierquens and their heirs, The Hague, until 1907; bequest of Jonkvrouw Maria Johanna Singendonck, The Hague, 1907