‘Dus maelde Mieris met zyn tooverent penceel (?..) eere uit myrten en laurieren. Georgius van Zonhoven.’
Engraving on handlaid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: x cm. (0 x 0 inch). Image size: 23,5 x 34,5 cm. (9,3 x 13,6 inch).
Source unknown, to be determined.
Made by ‘Jacob(us) Houbraken’ after ‘Frans van Mieris I’. Jakob Houbraken (1698-1780) was a very productive Dutch 18th. Century engraver, who produced a great number of prints in the taste of the time. He also engraved many portraits and some prints after contemporary masters. Frans van Mieris (1635-1681) was a Dutch Golden Age portrait and genre painter. He was the leading member of his family of painters, also including his two sons and grandson.
Condition: Good, given age. Brown stains. Small tears in one margin been restored. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: PORTRAIT-FRANS VAN MIERIS I-DUTCH PAINTER