View 1 of Lot 535. Vanitas portrait of a young woman  .
View 1 of Lot 535. Vanitas portrait of a young woman  .
535

Jan van Mieris

Vanitas portrait of a young woman

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 USD

Jan van Mieris

Jan van Mieris

Vanitas portrait of a young woman

Vanitas portrait of a young woman

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 USD

Jan van Mieris

Leiden 1660 - 1690 Rome

Vanitas portrait of a young woman


signed and dated on the base of the column at center: J. van Mieris/1687

oil on panel

panel: 8 1/4 by 6 3/4 in.; 21 by 17.1 cm.

framed: 11 1/4 by 9 3/4 in.; 28.6 by 24.8 cm.

Since this sale was posted, the monograph on Jan van Mieris by Margreet van der Hut has appeared. The author places this painting in her "B" category of doubtful attributions, comparing the similar dress in a painting attributed to Willem van Mieris in the Rijksmuseum. Otto Naumann, author of the monograph on Frans van Mieris the Elder, and Eddy Schavemaker, author of a book on Eglon van der Neer, have both examined the painting in person, and both believe this to be a characteristic work by Jan van Mieris.

W. Baumgärtner, Oberer Luisenpark, Mannheim (according to label on the back);

Anonymous sale, Heidelberg, 'Kunst und Kuriosa,' 9 June 2017 (as Pieter van der Werff, and as unsigned);

With Daxer & Marschall, Munich, 2018 (as Jan van Mieris).

M. van der Hut, Jan van Mieris (1660-1690): His Life and Work, Visual Heritage in the Netherlands 4, Amsterdam 2021, pp. 126-27, cat. no. B-G-4, reproduced in color p. 126.