Mathijs Naiveu was a socalled fijnschilder. According to Arnold Houbraken, he joined the studio of Abraham Toorenvliet around 1665 in order to learn to draw. From 1667/69 Naiveu studied with Gerrit Dou, founder of the fijnschilder school.


  • Title: A gentleman smoking in a shaded courtyard
  • Creator: Matthijs Naiveu
  • Date: 1690 - 1690
  • Signed: Signed and dated: M. Naiveu Fecit 1690
  • Physical Dimensions: w39.4 x h45.7 cm
  • Painter: Matthijs Naiveu
  • Provenance: Aetas Aurea Holding SA
  • Type: Canvas
  • Rights: http://www.thekremercollection.com/disclaimer/
  • External Link: The Kremer Collection website

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