Michiel van Mierevelt
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:
- Geertruid (1594–1639) ⚭ 1618 Willem Jacobszoon Delff (1580–1638)
- Maria (1595–1636), ⚭ 1629 Johann van Heemskerck van Beest (1602–1648)
- Pieter (1596–1623), painter
- Portrait of Prince Moritz of Orange , around 1620/25, oil on canvas, 180 × 150 cm, Chatéau de Grosbois, Paris ( Val-de-Marne department ).
Portrait of Elector Friedrich V of the Palatinate , 1613
Portrait of Hugo Grotius , 1631
Portrait by Jacob Cats , 1614
Portrait of Philipp Wilhelm of Orange
Portrait of François van Aerssen
- Joseph Eduard Wessely : Mierevelt, Michiel Jansz . In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 21, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1885, p. 713 f.
- 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.
|SURNAME||Mierevelt, Michiel van|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Mierevelt, Michiel Jansz van; Miereveld, Michiel van; Miereveldt, Michiel van|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Dutch painter|
|DATE OF BIRTH||May 1, 1567|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Delft|
|DATE OF DEATH||June 27, 1641|
|Place of death||Delft|