About the Artist:
Matthijs Naiveu [also Matthys &/or Neveu], Dutch (1647-1726), was a Dutch Baroque Era painter, trained in drawing by Abraham Toorenvliet (1620–1692) and in painting by Gerrit Dou (1613-1675).
Naiveu was based out of Amsterdam for much of his career. While painting, he also worked as the “Hop Inspector” for the brewers of Amsterdam. His works were genre pieces; merry company interiors with people drinking tea or playing cards, but also kraamkamertjes, or visits to newborn baby’s. [DES-11/14]