Frans van Mieris the Elder

Portrait of Florentius Schuyl (1619-1669)

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Frans van Mieris the Elder
Portrait of Florentius Schuyl (1619-1669)

1666 Non visitabile

The 47-year-old Florentius Schuyl leans back with a nonchalant and self-assured air entirely befitting of someone recently appointed as the new chancellor of Leiden University. Professor Schuyl was a botanist, which explains the terracotta pot containing a verbascum.

This small portrait was painted by Frans van Mieris the Elder, one of the Leiden 'fijnschilders' (literally ‘fine painters’). He painted it on a sheet of copper, an extremely smooth surface well suited to his detailed painting style. There is not a single loose brushstroke in sight.

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Frans van Mieris the Elder
Portrait of Florentius Schuyl (1619-1669)

1666 Non visitabile

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Informazioni generali
Frans van Mieris the Elder (Leiden 1635 - 1681 Leiden)
Portrait of Florentius Schuyl (1619-1669)
1666
painting
107
Materiale e dettagli tecnici
oil
copper
16.5 x 21.3 cm
Iscrizione
linksonder, op de balustrade: F. van Mieris. fe. Ao 1666

Origine

Govert van Slingelandt, The Hague, in or before 1752-1767; his widow, Agatha Huydecoper, The Hague, 1767-1768; Van Slingelandt sale, The Hague, 18 May 1768 (Lugt 1683), no. 19; the entire collection sold to Prince William V; Prince William V, The Hague, 1768-1795; confiscated by the French, transferred to the Muséum Central des Arts/Musée Napoléon (Musée du Louvre), Paris, 1795-1815; Royal Picture Gallery, housed in the Prince William V Gallery, The Hague, 1816; transferred to the Mauritshuis, 1822