Happy Birthday O. W. Albert Roelofs!! The Dutch painter was born in Brussels, in1877, the son of famed painter Willem Roelofs. Portrait painter, Albert Roelofs followed in his father’s footsteps, working in the Hague as well as Brussels. He was known to be quite an extravagant dresser and it is even said the Queen (Willhelmina) took painting lessons from him. The painting below is The Baby is Asleep, and exhibits a wonderful handling of “white” in the bassinet, quilts, curtains and mother’s costume.