Willem van Mieris

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Willem van Mieris (1662-1747) was a Dutch painter.

Coming from a family of painters, he is the last son of Frans van Mieris the Elder (1635-1681) he benefits from his teaching. Gifted, his early works depict scenes of everyday life and particularly shops interiors with their merchants and their customers. Later, he got orders for landscapes with historical and mythological compositions. In 1683 he joined the Guild of Leiden where he became commissioner from 1697 to 1698 and dean in 1699-1700.

Willem Van Mieris was one of the last representatives of the meticulous style of the Leiden school made fashionable by Gerrit Dou (1613-1675). He had as students his son Franz van Mieris the Younger (1689-1763), who completed his paintings, and Herman van der Myn (1684-1741). In his old age he became blind and died in his hometown, Leiden, at the age of eighty-five.

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Willem van Mieris

A woman and a fish pedlar in a kitchen

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On the sill are two ducks, a basket of snipe, and fish; hanging on the right, a pheasant and two rabbits. The bas-relief is a variant of a 'Triumph of Galatea' relief which appears in several of van Mieris' paintings. This is one of several variations van Mieris painted in the tradition of Gerrit Dou's 'niche paintings' (the depiction of an interior...
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The poultry seller

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Van Mieris demonstrates his superb artistry in this painting. The dazzling array of materials and textures is a feast for the eyes. The fur of the hare, the feathers of the pheasants and ducks, the stone of the relief –all of this is rendered with the utmost, almost tangible precision. The figures are framed twice, as it were: by the arched stone window...
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The Raree-show (’t Fraay Curieus)

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The old Dutch title (in parentheses) refers to the cries ‘beautiful!’ (fraai) and ‘extraordinary!’ (curieus) with which itinerant performers announced themselves. Here a performer shows a wooden triptych with characters from a chivalric romance, while undoubtedly recounting the tale to those gathered around. Willem van Mieris was a ‘fine painter’, meaning...
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