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.
This painting is in beautiful condition and ready to hang. The painted surface is well-preserved. The details are crisp, the colors are rich, and the image reads clearly beneath the varnish. The panel is beveled on the reverse at all four edges and is uncradled. It is flat, with a very faint bow at the right edge, that is barely discernable. The vertical woodgrain is faintly visible on the surface, but it is not distracting. Under UV: There are a few small and scattered cosmetic spots of retouching scattered here and there, primarily near the edges. Only a couple of these small spots are scattered in the figure. There is a more concentrated spot of retouching at the center of the lower edge in the marble. The retouches have all been well-applied. Offered in a darkwood frame.
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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.