Michiel van Mierevelt

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Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt ( Willem Jacobszoon Delff )

Michiel van Mierevelt , also Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt , Miereveld or Miereveldt (born May 1, 1567 in Delft ; † June 27, 1641 ibid) was a Dutch painter .


Mierevelt studied under Anthonie van Montfoort (called Blocklandt ) in Utrecht (1579–83), quickly established himself as a successful portrait painter and ran a large studio . He became court painter to Prince Moritz of Orange , whose most important portraitist he became. Despite his connection to the Anabaptists , van Mierevelt was also in the service of Archduke Albrecht VII of Austria . He painted historical and mythological scenes in an elegant mannerist style. Anthonie Palamedesz was among his students .


Michiel van Mierevelt was married to Christina van der Pas (1558–1628) since 1589. The couple had three children:

Works (selection)

  • Portrait of Prince Moritz of Orange , around 1620/25, oil on canvas, 180 × 150 cm, Chatéau de Grosbois, Paris ( Val-de-Marne department ).



Individual evidence

  1. Klaus Bußmann , Heinz Schilling : 1648 - War and Peace in Europe. Catalog volume and two text volumes, Münster 1998 [Documentation of the Council of Europe exhibition on the 350th anniversary of the Peace of Westphalia in Münster and Osnabrück.] Münster / Osnabrück 1998, ISBN 3-88789-127-9 , p. 107 f.

Web links

Commons : Michiel van Mierevelt  - album with pictures, videos and audio files