Girl at a Window, known as 'The Daydreamer'

Nicolaes MaesCa. 1650 - Ca. 1660


Amsterdam, Netherlands

Scenes portraying young women at a window also feature in the work of Rembrandt, in whose studio Maes worked. The window frame creates an illusionistic effect, which is accentuated by the
open shutter and the climbing plants against the wall.

Purchased in 1829.


  • Title: Girl at a Window, known as 'The Daydreamer'
  • Creator: Nicolaes Maes
  • Creator Death Place: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Creator Birth Place: Dordrecht, The Netherlands
  • Date Created: Ca. 1650 - Ca. 1660
  • Style: Northern Netherlands School
  • Provenance: Purchased from art dealer De Lelie & Hulswit, Amsterdam, 1829
  • Physical Dimensions: w960 x h1230 mm
  • Original Title: Meisje aan het venster, bekend als 'De peinzende'
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: See more on the Rijksmuseum website
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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