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01 December 2019Nicolaes Maes: Rembrandt’s Versatile Pupil - Mauritshuis, The Hague
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Nicolaes Maes: Rembrandt’s Versatile Pupil - Mauritshuis, The Hague Het Mauritshuis, The Hague - Meet up @ 16.15 Sunday 01 December 2019

The year 2019 has been dedicated to the commemoration of Rembrandt and his legacy by many Dutch museums.

The Mauritshuis is extending this commemoration to include the works of one the great master’s most talented and versatile pupils:  Nicolaes Maes.  An exhibition, the first international retrospective, has been organised in collaboration with The National Gallery, London (where the exhibition will be on display in 2020).

For us this exhibition will not only be a great experience, it may also give us a better understanding of the artistic legacy of Pieter de Hooch, whose work we will be able to admire mid-December at the Prinsenhof, Delft, as Nicolaes Maes was a source of inspiration to both Johannes Vermeer and Pieter de Hooch!

The artist (1634-1693) started as many of his contemporary fellow painters to depict historical and biblical scenes but around 1655 he changed to portraits of which he produced some 900!  It is as a portrait painter that he achieved his greatest success, artistically and financially.  Nowadays he is mostly admired for his genre paintings; his original representation of scenes of everyday life made him one of the most innovative painters of the Golden Age! 

The guided tour in English will be given by the one and only Jane Choy!

We could all after the tour go and enjoy the scene of everyday life at Het Plein with a drink in our hands!

     booking  Contact Bente Nielsen at
    deadline  15 Nov 19

     address  Het Mauritshuis, Plein 29, 2511 CS The Hague
   date/time  Sunday, 01 Dec 19, @ 16.30 - meet up at museum @ 16.15

    tour cost  Members         EUR 12.50   (admission not included)
                    Non-members EUR 15.00   (admission not included)
  admission  EUR 15.50, if purchased on-line (Free admission for holders of MJK, Rembrandt, & ICOM)

   payment  The Arts Society The Hague account NL90 INGB 0008 3198 36 - mentioning 'Mauritshuis' & the name of the participant

Please check with Bente for availability, before you transfer your payment to finalise your booking and secure your participation on the tour.

The Arts Society does not accept any liability for any theft, accident, or damage that may occur to those participating in The Arts Society’s activities.