Judith Jans Leyster

1609-1660 Holland/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Judith Jans Leyster and her husband Jan Miense Molenaer were both genre painters from Haarlem. Frans Hals may have tutored the two of them; her husband's work shows Hal's influence in his early paintings. Judith was a member of the Guild of Saint Luke in Haarlem. She gained renown because of a lawsuit against Hals over admitting one of her students into his studio. After her death, many of her works remained attributed to her husband or Hals for over two hundred years. Her paintings hang in the world's principal galleries.

 

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A Game of
Tric-Trac

A Game of Tric-Trac

A Game of
Cards

A Game Of Cards

Girl With
a Lute

Girl With a Lute

Girl with a
Straw Hat

Girl with a Straw Hat

The Last
Drop

The Last Drop

Two Children
with a Cat

Two Children with a Cat

Jolly
Toper

Jolly Toper

Boy and Girl
with Cat

A Boy and a Girl with a Cat and an Eel

A Youth
with a Jug

A Youth with a Jug

Carousing
Couple

Carousing Couple

Boy Playing
a Flute

Boy Playing a Flute

Self-
Portrait

Self-Portrait


Serenade

Serenade

Still-
Life

Still-Life Flowers in a Vase

Funny
Zecher

The Funny Zecher

the
Proposition

The Proposition