Nicolaes Maes (Dutch, 1634–1693). Young Woman Peeling Apples, ca. 1655. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913 (14.40.612) | In this quiet interior, a young woman (probably a maid) is surrounded by velvety shadows and warmed by sunlight, as if in divine approval of her contented work.