Interior of a Room by Candle Light, a Gentleman and his Wife preparing for the Masquerade, (painting)
Mieris, William 1662-1747
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 122 (Sale info: For Sale).
"This is a very high finished picture of this artist. He had recourse to nature as the most instructive guide, and by studying with diligence and judgment to imitate her, he approached near the merit of his father. At first he took his subjects from private life, in the manner of his father, such as interiors of tradesmen's shops or a peasant selling vegetable or fruit; he finished his works delicately with great lustre and harmony of colour. Young Mieris is acknowledged to be an artist of extraordinary merit, although inferior to his father, who has scarcely his equal. William Mieris, the younger, was born at Leyden, 1662, died 1747." [P. 20.]
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.