Jan Miense Molenaer

The Duet

c. 1629
Oil on canvas, 66.4 x 52.1 cm.
Art Museum, Seattle
Jan Miense Molenjaer, The Duet

Haarlem 1610–Haarlem 1668

Molenaer was active from 1629. He married Judith Leyster, a noted painter, in 1636. He spent his time in Haarlem and Amsterdam and his earlier works, like those of his wife, are strongly influenced by Frans Hals. The later pictures are more like the genre scenes of Adriaen van Ostade. There are works by him in Amsterdam, Berlin, Boston, Brussels, Frankfurt (Städel), Haarlem, The Hague, London (National Gallery), Stockholm and Vienna.