Antique Print-PORTRAIT-VAN MIERIS-DUTCH PAINTER-van Mieris I-Houbraken-c.1750



Dus maelde Mieris met zyn tooverent penceel (?..) eere uit myrten en laurieren. Georgius van Zonhoven. – This print shows a portrait of Frans van Mieris I, the younger, facing left. He was a Dutch painter who lived (1689-1763). He sits behind his easel and holds a sketch with his left hand, his right hand rests on a book and in front of him are an ink set with quill pen and a palette with brushes. In the background a bookcase with sculptures. Verse from Georgius van Zonhoven.

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‘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.



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