Willem van Mieris (1630–1681); Garreau - Tavern, Smoking, Hurdy Gurdy - 1781 - Classical Art
Willem van Mieris was a painter, sculptor and etcher active in Leiden. He was born in Leiden and studied under his father Frans van Mieris the Elder (1635–1682), who was a successful genre painter. Willem had a reasonably successful career, being supported by a few patrons who commissioned and collected various of his works. His oeuvre consists mostly of genre and portraiture, with some landscape painting, as well as some sculptures. Van Mieris’ style was that of the fijnschilders (painters in the "fine manner"), and his genre works, especially later in his career, depicted scenes from upper-class society.
Sheet: 40 x 25.6 cm
Published in 1792
(Lebrun, Jean-Baptiste Pierre. Galerie des peintres flamands, hollandais et allemands). (Paris 1792-1796).
Brunet III, 911. Graesse IV, 136.
Fine etching / Engraving on beautiful watermarked paper.