Naiveu, Matthijs

Dutch, (1647-1726)

  • Matthijs Naiveu - Circe and Odysseus
  • Circe and Odysseus

  • (1702), oil on canvas
  • 28.6 x 35.3 in. (72.6 x 89.5 cm.)
  • Private collection

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]

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