The Love Letter and Carrier Piegeon Detected, (painting)
Mieres, Francis 1633-1681
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 54
By MIERES the Old, (Francis) a Dutch Painter of Portraits, Conversations, &c. born at Leyden in 1633 and died 1681, aged 46; he received his first instructions from Abraham Toorne Vliet, one of the best designers of the low countries, he afterwards became a disciple of Gerard Douw, in a short time he surpassed all his companions, and his master called him the Prince of his disciples. [Pp. 12-13.]
Exhibition of Oil Paintings by the Old Masters. Printed by A.E. Miller, No. 4. Broad-street. Charleston, S.C.