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Mieris

(mē`rĭs), family of Dutch genre and portrait painters of Leiden. Frans van Mieris, 1635–81, the most important, was the son of a goldsmith and pupil of Gerard Dou. His tiny, meticulous paintings won him distinguished patrons and a lucrative practice. Mieris excelled in the rendering of texture and was an admirable portraitist. Among his numerous well-known works in major museums are Oyster Breakfast (Hermitage, St. Petersburg); Sleeping Girl (Uffizi); and Lady in a Crimson Jacket (National Gall., London). His sons and pupils, Jan van Mieris, 1660–90, and Willem van Mieris, 1662–1747, continued his tradition, but failed to equal him. None of Jan's work is extant. A grandson, Frans van Mieris, 1689–1763, also followed in his steps with only slight success, being better known as an antiquarian and writer.
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He studied Nature in all her aspects for the benefit of his paintings, which were as minutely finished as those of Gerard Dow, his master, and of Mieris, his friend.
Sir," said Monte Cristo to him, "I do not recommend my pictures to you, who possess such splendid paintings; but, nevertheless, here are two by Hobbema, a Paul Potter, a Mieris, two by Gerard Douw, a Raphael, a Vandyke, a Zurbaran, and two or three by Murillo, worth looking at.
Norman's parlour wasn't just filled with stuffed bird carcasses There were also paintings " including a reproduction of 'Susanna and the Elders' by the 17th-century artist Frans van Mieris the Elder.
Yet, this star work entered the collection not as the keenly sought prize we would expect today, but attributed to Frans van Mieris the Elder, and as part of the large collection of Consul Joseph Smith, which George III purchased in 1762.
Mr Morle's artwork is based on a 17th century painting by Frans van Mieris.
On June 10, 2007, A Cavalier, a self-portrait on wood panel by Dutch Master Frans Van Mieris, was stolen from the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
With some effort, Baselitz's inverted trees gradually take shape before our eyes (Forest on Its Head, all works 2007); or we decipher an aluminum-foil curtain pulled back to reveal a rococo arrangement of metallic dahlias and roses, based on a collaborative painting by Adriaen van der Spelt and Frans van Mieris (Still Life with Flowers and Curtain); or Giorgio Morandi's humble jars slowly assemble across the meticulously painted surface (Still Life).
Pero un amante del arte identifico sin problema la foto: se trataba de un cuadro del pintor Franz Van Mieris, expuesto en el Rijksmuseum de Amsterdam, que representa la ejecucion de los hermanos De Witt en La Haya en 1672 (Campion-Vincent y Renard, 2002: 279).
Two seventeenth-century paintings that Manet can be presumed to have known through engravings in his copy of Charles Blanc's Histoire des peintres (Reff, "Manet") show a woman feeding her parrot (by Frans van Mieris and Gaspard Netchser, both titled Woman with a Parrot).
Amorous Intrigues and Painterly Refinement: The Art of Frans Mieris, National Gallery of Art; Washington, D.
These he personally ground, no doubt with the aid of his pupils, Godfried Schalcken, the elder Frans van Mieris and Gabriel Metsu.
Leiden artists Adriaen van der Spelt and Frans van Mieris, renowned respectively for their talent in rendering flowers and fine fabric, collaborated on one of the exhibition's most sumptuous paintings, A Trompe L'Oeil with a Flower Piece and a Curtain (1658).