Michiel van Musscher
Michiel van Musscher (1645-1705) was a Dutch painter. At the end of the 17th century Michiel van Musscher was the most successful portraitist in Amsterdam. Among his tutors were Gabriel Metsu and Adriaen van Ostade. Next to portraits of the Amsterdam regents Van Musscher also received commissions from foreign Monarchs like Tsar Peter the Great. Van Musscher’s portraits are painted in the tradition of Van Dyck and Van Mieris. His work distinguishes itself by a combination of a very meticulous and technically skilled way of reflecting details.