A Portrait (Supposed to be of this Artist), (painting)
Mieris, Francis 1635-1681
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 30
"MIERIS (Francis), the Old.--Born at Leyden in 1635; he died in 1681. He was a pupil of Gerard Dow, and surpassed all his companions. His touch was delicate, and his colouring more clear than Gerard Dow's. His touch was more animated, and his pictures have more freshness and force. His manner of painting silks, stuffs, or carpets, was so singular, that the different kinds and fabric of any of them might easily be distinguished. His pictures are very scarce and very dear. Besides portraits, his general subjects were conversations, &c. The celebrated picture, by this master, of a Girl holding a Candle in her hand, in the gallery at Florence, is considered inestimable." No. 30.--A PORTRAIT (supposed to be of this Artist).--A very pleasing style of portrait painting. This picture is highly finished, and in fine preservation. Another by this master is No. 45. [Pp. 38-39; see entry 01630045 for other work noted in this commentary.]
Catalogue of the Pictures forming the collection of the Works of the Old Masters, with a List of the Engravings now being exhibited at the Gallery of the Lyceum Building, No. 563 Broadway. Second Edition. 1849. New York: George F. Nesbitt, Stationer and Printer, corner of Wall and Water Streets. 1849.