Two Men, One Elaborately Dressed, before a Fireplace, a Woman in a Kitchen Beyond (Recto); A Woman Bending forwards in Work, and a Dancing Putto (Verso)
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Cornelis de Man ( Delft 1621 - Delft 1706 )
Cornelis de Man was almost forgotten until 1903, when art historian Hofstede de Groot rediscovered his work. Little is known of his life. He may have been from a family of jewellers; he was certainly related to the clergy, which automatically would have elevated him to a social class both feared and highly esteemed.