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Maria Schalcken (1645–1699), was a Dutch Golden Age painter. She was a sister and pupil of Godfried Schalcken.

Biography

She was born in Dordrecht, the daughter of the rector of the school there.[1] She was the younger sister of the painter Godfried Schalcken, who first learned to paint from Samuel van Hoogstraten and later from Gerard Dou.[1]

According to the Nederlands Instituut voor Kunstgeschiedenis (RKD) she is known for genre works.[2] Her self-portrait was attributed to her brother until it was cleaned in the 20th century and her full signature appeared.[3] She died in Dordrecht.
References

(Dutch) Godfried Schalcken Biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
Maria Schalcken in the RKD
Maria Schalcken on historici.nl

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