A Little Girl rocking a Cradle

Maes was a pupil of Rembrandt but abandoned his master's style and subject matter in the early 1650s. By 1654 he was painting small domestic interiors such as this one in a strongly individual style. He continued to paint genre scenes of this type until 1659, after which he confined himself to portraiture.

Key facts

Artist dates
1634 - 1693
Full title
A Little Girl rocking a Cradle
Date made
about 1655
Medium and support
Oil on oak
40.4 x 32.6 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Lord Farnborough, 1838
Inventory number
Location in Gallery