The Idle Servant

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Title

The Idle Servant

Subject

Servant, Mistress

Description

Although the title of this picture is Interior with a Sleeping Maid and her Mistress it has become known as The Idle Servant. The young woman is slumped on a stool, taking a snooze after the hard work of preparing a large meal. The heavy pots and pans are scattered on the floor. However, the mistress shrugs and looks at us (the audience) with a smile that seems to say, "what am I to do with her?"

Creator

Nicolaes Maes

Source

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/nicolaes-maes-the-idle-servant

Publisher

The National Gallery

Date

1655

Contributor

Maya Takai

Format

Oil on oak
70 x 53.3 cm

Language

English

Type

Painting

Files

OIPV15HBJB1.jpg

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Citation

Nicolaes Maes, “The Idle Servant,” Enlightenmens, accessed January 30, 2023, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/477.

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