Sunday, August 17, 2014


Art always has interesting people involved--in this case, let's reflect on Judith Jans Leyster [or Leijster], [1609-1660] wife of a painter [Jan Miense Molenaer] who created her own works. About twenty works of hers survive. She entered the artist's guild of Haarlem in the Netherlands [in North Holland], one of the first women to do so, though many were involved in their family workshops and contributed without being in the guild on paper. This is her "Merry Trio" [ca. 1630]:

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