The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Portrait of a Lady
  • Michiel (Jansz.) van Mierevelt (1567 - 1641)
  • Portrait of a Lady
  • Netherlands
  • 1628
  • Painting
  • Oil on oak panel
  • Image size: 61.7 x 56.1 cm
    Frame size: 84.8 x 73 cm
  • Signature: 'M Mier..velt.'
    Inscription: 'Aetatis 2[1], Ao 1628'
  • P66
  • East Galleries I
Further Reading
  • Van Mierevelt was one of the leading portraitists in early 17th-century Delft and received commissions from numerous noble families in the Dutch Republic. This portrait shows the precise, linear style for which the artist became well-known. The sitter’s dark dress, lavishly embroidered bodice and ruff are typical of early 17th-century Netherlandish dress.