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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Nicolaes Maes, Dutch (Dordrecht 1634 - 1693 Amsterdam)
A Family Group
Work Type
c. 1680
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Physical Descriptions

Oil on canvas
109.5 x 108.8 cm (43 1/8 x 42 13/16 in.)
framed: 134.7 x 134.7 cm (53 1/16 x 53 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: in image, l.l.: N. MAES


Recorded Ownership History
Colonel Ridgeway, Shipley Court, Devonshire, sold; [Sotheby's July 19, 1922, no 61]; to [A.M. Bouwens, the Hague, 1926] sold?; to [Vose Gallery, Boston, (by January 1927- May 1930)] sold; to [A. M. Bouwens, the Hague, May 1930]. [D. Katz, Dieren (? - 1937)] consigned; to [Schaeffer Galleries, New York (September 1937- at least 1947)]. [Christie's, December 8. 1950, no. 94]. [Sothebys, London, February 23, 1955 lot 131] sold; to [Frost & Reed, London (February 1955-February 1956)] sold; to [Vose Gallery, Boston (1956-1957)] sold; to Fogg Art Museum, 1957.


Not clear whether Bouwens actually sold painting to Vose, or simply sent it for display and possible sale in Boston.

Vose inventory numbers: 7601 (1927) 18952 (1956)

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Louise E. Bettens and Friends of the Fogg Art Museum Funds
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Tentoonstelling van 16de en 17de eeuwsche Hollandische, Vlaamsche en Italiaansche Schilderijen uit de Collectie der Firma D. Katz te Dieren, exh. cat., Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven, 1936), cat. no. 36, p. 14-15, repr.
  • Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, exh. cat., Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, 1967)
  • Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings from the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY, 1967), cat. 13
  • Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990)
  • Timon Screech, "Dressing Samuel Pepys: Japanese Garments and International Diplomacy in the Edo Period", Orientations (February 2002), vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 50-57, p. 55, repr. as fig. 7

Exhibition History

  • Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings from the Fogg Art Museum, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, 05/08/1967 - 06/11/1967
  • Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 10/12/1967 - 12/03/1967
  • The Portrait, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/15/2004 - 01/09/2005

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