Pieter Haaxman was a Dutch painter who attended the Academy of Arts in The Hague and was a member of the Pulchri Studio, The Hague, and Arti et Amicitae in Amsterdam. He was a student of Herman ten Kate (Dutch, 1822-1891) who was mostly known for his genre pieces and interiors. Haaxman painted genre pieces as well, but also created a few paintings with a more classical outlook, such as this one.
Pieter Haaxman is also known for his miniatures and he was commissioned by Queen Emma and Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands to paint their portraits. Other works by Haaxman are part of the collections of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Kunstmuseum, The Hague and Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam.