Nicolaes Maes

1634 - 1693

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Nicolaes Maes (January 1634 – December 1693 (buried 24 December 1693)) was a Dutch painter known for his genre scenes, portraits, religious compositions and the occasional still life. A pupil of Rembrandt in Amsterdam, he returned to work in his native city of Dordrecht for 20 years. In the latter part of his career he returned to Amsterdam where he became the leading portrait painter of his time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicolaes Maes has received more than 117,703 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Nicolaes Maes is the 630th most popular painter (down from 539th in 2019), the 261st most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 216th in 2019) and the 60th most popular Dutch Painter.

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Among painters, Nicolaes Maes ranks 630 out of 2,023Before him are Ambrosius Bosschaert, Jean-Baptiste Isabey, Otto van Veen, Domenico Fetti, John Frederick Kensett, and Francisco Pacheco. After him are Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, Palma il Giovane, Lippo Memmi, Agnolo Gaddi, Andreas Achenbach, and Jean-Paul Laurens.

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Among people born in 1634, Nicolaes Maes ranks 6Before him are Kara Mustafa Pasha, Mariana of Austria, Madame de La Fayette, Luca Giordano, and Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy. After him are Hümaşah Sultan, Alfonso IV d'Este, Duke of Modena, Kazimierz Łyszczyński, Countess Albertine Agnes of Nassau, John George I, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach, and Balthasar Bekker. Among people deceased in 1693, Nicolaes Maes ranks 7Before him are Mehmed IV, Madame de La Fayette, Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark, Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier, Willem Kalf, and Ihara Saikaku. After him are Odoardo Farnese, Hereditary Prince of Parma, Johann Weikhard von Valvasor, John George II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, Elisabeth Hevelius, John de Britto, and Laurent Cassegrain.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Nicolaes Maes ranks 261 out of 1,646Before him are C. H. D. Buys Ballot (1817), Willem Blaeu (1571), Maarten Tromp (1598), Willem van Hanegem (1944), Carel Struycken (1948), and Otto van Veen (1556). After him are Danny Blind (1961), Hendrik Petrus Berlage (1856), Dick Bruna (1927), Mark van Bommel (1977), Jacob van Campen (1596), and Armin van Buuren (1976).

Among PAINTERS In Netherlands

Among painters born in Netherlands, Nicolaes Maes ranks 60Before him are Dirck van Baburen (1595), Geertgen tot Sint Jans (1460), Willem Kalf (1619), Salomon van Ruysdael (1602), Jozef Israëls (1824), and Otto van Veen (1556). After him are Bartholomeus van der Helst (1613), Pieter van Laer (1599), Arnold Houbraken (1660), Jan Mandijn (1500), Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem (1622), and Jan van der Heyden (1637).