MIERIS, Frans van, the Younger
(b. 1689, Leiden, d. 1763, Leiden)
This painting, while it might not have as many objects still has items of great interest. I am especially drawn to the shirt collar and the waistcoat detail, the small brass buttons. Of course the jug is great, interesting large opening. Knives can be a bit tricky to really nail down at times and this knife, although we can’t see the tip, gives us some good information.
Details: fur cap, mallet bottle, shirt collar detail, waistcoat and buttons, jacket, bellarmine jug, redware plate, ham, wood handled knife.
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