Frans van Mieris the Elder

A Young Woman Writing a Letter



Frans van Mieris the Elder - A Young Woman Writing a Letter



Frans van Mieris the Elder
A Young Woman Writing a Letter
c. 1670
18.5 x 14.7 cm
Oil on panel
Signed on the edge of the table, lower left corner: Fvan Mieris
The Leiden Collection, New York


Provenance

Gerard Bicker van Zwieten II (1687–1753), The Hague
his sale, The Hague, 12 April 1741, nr. 65 (to Rottermond)
François Tronchin (1704–98), Geneva, by 1761 (to Catherine the Great)
Catherine the Great (1729–96), Empress of Russia, St. Petersburg, 1770
by descent to her son, Paul I (Pavel Petrovich) (1754–1801), Emperor of Russia
Imperial Gallery of the Hermitage Museum
State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, until being sold in 1929
with D. Katz, Dieren, 1938
Frans Joseph ten Bos (1878­–1958), Almelo
his sale, Paul Brandt, Amsterdam, 24 June 1959, nr. 14 (to Ortman for 6,000 guilders)
sale, Christie’s, Amsterdam, 13 November 1995, nr. 148 (for 80,500 guilders)
Rémy Knafou (b. 1948), Paris, by 2003
with Johnny Van Haeften, Ltd., London
from whom acquired by the present owner in 2021
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External links

Leiden Collection, New York Accession number FM-124

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