The Artist at Work in Her Studio, about 1680
- Maria Schalcken (Dutch, 1647/50 – Before 1700)
- Oil on panel, 44.1 x 34.3 cm (17 3/8 x 13 1/2 in.)
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Promised gift of Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo, in support of the Center for Netherlandish Art
Not much is known about the life or art career of Maria Schalcken; there are only two extant paintings that can be attributed to her with confidence. She was trained by her brother, Dutch Golden Age artist Godefridus Schalcken (1643-1706). The subject matter she painted was primarily scenes from everyday life (genre scenes). The self-portrait featured here was attributed to her brother until sometime in the
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