A Beautiful Young Lady perusing a Letter by Candle-light, (painting)
Mieris, Francis 1655-1681
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 92 (Sale info: For Sale).
"A truly fine effect of artificial chiaro scuro, a similar painting to this of the same hand, is in the Florence collection, of a girl holding a candle in her hand, which is accounted inestimable. He had an unusual sweetness of colouring, a neat and wonderfully delicate touch, and the same transparence that characterizes the paintings of douw. But he is allowed to be superior to that master, in many respects, being more delicate and extensive in his design, and more correct in his drawing. his pictures are rarely to be purchased, and when they are, the purchase is extremely high - besides portraits he painted historical subjects. Painted by Francis Mieris, who was born at Leyden, 1635, died 1681." [P. 13-14.]
Descriptive Catalogue of Original Cabinet Paintings, now arranged in the Gallery, Doggett's Repository of Arts, entrance at No. 16, Market-Street, and may be viewed every day, from 8 in the morning till sunset; being a truly splendid and valuable Collection of one hundred and sixty-four Cabinet Paintings in elegant frames; selected on the Continent of Europe, at the Expense of thirty thousand dollars, and are warranted to comprise the works of the Great Masters, from the 13th Century to the Present Time.