Jan Miense Molenaer

The Duet: A Self Portrait of the Artist with his Wife, Judith Leyster, Probably their Marriage Portrait

Oil on panel, 42.2 by 51.4 cm.
Private colelction
Jan Miense Molenaer, The Duet: A Self Portrait of the Artist with his Wife, Judith Leyster, Probably their Marriage Portrait

Jan Miense MOLENAER
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.