Nicolaes Maes, 1676 - Portrait of a Lady - fine art print

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Artwork specifications from the museum (© Copyright - National Gallery of Art - National Gallery of Art)

Nicolaes Maes, one of the foremost portrait painters of the second half of the seventeenth century, began his career as a painter of religious subjects and genre scenes. These early works reflect the influence of Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669), with whom he studied in Amsterdam between 1646 and 1653. Maes’ shift to portraiture occurred only after his return to his native city of Dordrecht in late 1653. Adopting the refined style of Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), Maes soon began to create elegant portraits of Dutch burghers dressed in fashionable clothing that reflected their wealth and status. In search of a greater pool of patrons, he returned to Amsterdam in 1673.

Maes has portrayed this unknown matron in a rather formal pose and with a neutral expression, but he softened and enlivened her image with the loose brushwork and vibrant reds of her shimmering gown. The double strand of pearls, emblems of virtue, and her sumptuous earrings proclaim the woman’s prosperity. The broad handling, a hallmark of Maes’ style, owes much to Van Dyck’s manner of painting, but rather than idealizing the sitter as Van Dyck would have done, Maes faithfully renders her countenance. The heavy gold curtain, used as a backdrop, is another reference to material wealth, while the large column and the arcadian landscape in the distance lend the whole scene a classical air.

Overview

This artpiece titled Portrait of a Lady was made by the male Dutch painter Nicolaes Maes. The more than 340 year old original measures the size: 116 x 91 cm and was manufactured with the technique of oil on canvas. What is more, the artwork belongs to the collection of National Gallery of Art, which is the museum of the US-American nation that preserves, collects, exhibits, and fosters an understanding of works of art. This classic art masterpiece, which is part of the public domain is being supplied with courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington.: . Moreover, alignment of the digital reproduction is portrait with a side ratio of 3 : 4, which means that the length is 25% shorter than the width. Nicolaes Maes was a painter from the Netherlands, whose artistic style was primarily Baroque. The Dutch artist lived for a total of 59 years and was born in the year 1634 in Dordrecht, South Holland, Netherlands and passed away in the year 1693.

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General background information about the artist

Artist name: Nicolaes Maes
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Gender of the artist: male
Artist nationality: Dutch
Professions: painter
Country: the Netherlands
Artist category: old master
Art styles: Baroque
Lifespan: 59 years
Birth year: 1634
Born in (place): Dordrecht, South Holland, Netherlands
Died in the year: 1693
Died in (place): Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Details on the work of art

Title of the work of art: "Portrait of a Lady"
Categorization of the work of art: painting
Broad category: classic art
Artwork century: 17th century
Created in the year: 1676
Artwork age: more than 340 years old
Original medium of artwork: oil on canvas
Original size (artwork): 116 x 91 cm
Museum / location: National Gallery of Art
Museum location: Washington D.C., United States of America
Museum website: www.nga.gov
Artwork license type: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Art, Washington

The product details

Print product type: fine art reproduction
Reproduction method: digital reproduction
Production method: digital printing
Provenance: made in Germany
Type of stock: on demand production
Product usage: wall picture, art reproduction gallery
Image orientation: portrait format
Aspect ratio: 3 : 4
Meaning of the side aspect ratio: the length is 25% shorter than the width
Available product materials: poster print (canvas paper), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), metal print (aluminium dibond), canvas print
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) sizes: 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47", 120x160cm - 47x63"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating): 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47", 120x160cm - 47x63"
Poster print (canvas paper) size options: 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47"
Aluminium dibond print size options: 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47"
Frame: unframed art copy

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