RESERVED Portrait of a Gentleman, bust length wearing gold encrusted black armour and white ruff

Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt
Circle of (1566-1641) Flemish
Title RESERVED Portrait of a Gentleman, bust length wearing gold encrusted black armour and white ruff
Category Recently Sold
Medium & Size Oil on canvas: 24 x 19 ¾. Frame: 28 ¾ x 24 ½ in. ca.1620
Price Band £5,000 - £10,000
Location Petworth
Biography

Van Mierevelt was a pupil of artist Anthonie Blocklandt of Utrecht. After a two-year apprenticeship, he returned to his native Delft. He received commissions for portraits from the stadholder court in The Hague: including Prince Maurice and members of the Orange family. This led to commissions from other wealthy families and diplomats. To meet the demand, Van Miereveld employed assistants, including his sons Pieter and Jan. His portraits became even more widely known when his son-in-law Willem Delff copied them as prints.

 

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