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An Old Fiddler

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After Frans van MIERIS the Elder , 1635 - 1681

An Old Fiddler


Date: probably 18th century
Medium: Oil on oak
Dimensions: 28.9 x 22.9 cm
Acquisition credit: Layard Bequest, 1913

In the background at the right a woman writes on a slate. The man wears archaic late 16th-century dress which can be compared with 'Self Portrait of the Artist, with a Cittern' by Frans van Mieris.

This painting is a copy, perhaps of a much later date, of a picture by van Mieris, signed and dated 1660, which was last recorded with Knoedler and Co., New York, in 1946. It differs from the original in having a vine rather than ivy trailing over the arch. There are many other copies and variations of this composition.

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Clothing, People, Costumes, Headwear, Colour, Elderly, Man, Woman, Hat, Red, Wearing, Clothes, Head Wear, Old, Aged, Adult, Male, Female, Lady, Color, Colours, Colors, Holding, Sitting, Writing, Musical Instruments, Tableware, Indoor, Vine, Vines, Fiddler, Leaves, Branches, Window, Table, Violin, Glass, 1 Person, 2 People, Vertical, Plants, Seated, Sit, Sits, Write, Writes, Musician, Music, Inside, Indoors, Interior, Interiors, String Instrument, One person, Two people, Table ware, Table wares, Tablewares, Hold, Holds, slate, fiddle, sleeve

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