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Exhibitions

Every bit as well observed as Rembrandt – and often funnier: Nicolaes Maes reviewed

7 March 2020

9:00 AM

7 March 2020

9:00 AM

Nicolaes Maes: Dutch Master of the Golden Age

National Gallery, until 31 May

Nicolaes Maes (1634–93) relished the simple moments of daily life during the Dutch Golden Age. A woman peeling parsnips over a bowl; a young girl threading a needle; a peasant lugging pails of milk to sell on the doorstep. His paintings are sensitive, not showy, and, as you would expect from a pupil of Rembrandt, rendered with the most exquisite use of light.

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