Portrait of Robert Muys and his Wife Maria Nozeman, Nicolaes Muys, 1778

Portrait of Robert Muys and his Wife Maria Nozeman, Nicolaes Muys, 1778

oil on panel, h 62cm × w 47cm. More details

Rotterdam artist Nicolaes Muys portrayed his brother Robert, an engraver, with his wife Maria in the year they were married. Maria plies needle and thread with a silver thimble. Robert is showing one of his own prints of a scene from a play performed in the local theatre in 1778. The silver tea urn on the table reflects the latest fashion.

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