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Michiel Janszoon van Mierevelt

14 days ago   |   By Chez Namaste Nancy

George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham
Van Mierevelt was born and died in Delft , as a son of a goldsmith , who apprenticed him to the copperplate engraver Hieronymus Wierix. He subsequently became a pupil of Willem Willemz and Augusteyn of Delft , until Anthonie van Montfoort , who had seen and admired two of Mierevelt's early engravings, Christ and the Samaritan and Judith and Holofernes, invited him to enter his school at Utrecht. He registered as a member of the Guild of St. Luke in The Hague in 1625. Devoting himself first to still lifes , he eventually took up portraiture , in which he...
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