Self Portrait of the Artist, with a Cittern

Oil on canvas | 17.5 x 14cm | 1674

Frans van Mieris the Elder

Frans van Mieris painted this tiny self portrait three days before he turned 39 in 1674. By this time, he was highly successful. His work was bought, sometimes for vast sums, by nobility from abroad, including the Medici, the ruling family of Florenc...
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