"Portrait Of A Man, Beginning Of The 17th Century, Workshop Of Michiel Jansz Van Mierevelt (1566-1641)"Oil on canvas (70cm x 50cm) and its renaissance style frame in gilded wood (96cm x 77cm). Sold with a certificate of authenticity This painting represents a portrait of a man with a beard. His face is highlighted by the wearing of a fashionable strawberry around 1610. He is dressed in a black coat with a large gold chain hanging over his chest. This painting comes from the studio of Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt. He was a pupil of Willem Willemz and Augusteyn of Delft, until the painter Anthonie van Montfoort, who greatly appreciated two engravings of the young Mierevelt that he had seen (Christ and the Good Samaritan and Judith and Holofernes) , decides to invite him to his studio in Utrecht. Mierevelt became a member of the Guild of Saint Luke in The Hague in 16251. Devoting himself first to still life, he then devoted himself almost exclusively to portraiture, a genre in which he acquired such great success that he was obliged to employ many assistants to respond to the commissions he received. Although he is best known for his portraits, which were repeatedly reproduced by the greatest printmakers of his time, Mierevelt also painted a few mythological scenes of minor importance.