Frans van Mieris, Brothel scene, ca. 1658, The Hague, Mauritshuis
Mauritshuis, The Hague
National Gallery of Art, Washington
From the museum website
The Leiden painter Frans van Mieris enjoyed great fame both in the Netherlands and abroad even during his lifetime. He received commissions, for example, from Cosimo III de Medici and Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Vienna. Van Mieris and his master Gerrit Dou were the most important representatives of the Leiden fine painters’ school. Van Mieris specialized in small genre scenes and portraits. His representations of materials, his meticulous style and his use of colour are virtually unsurpassed. There has never previously been an overview of his entire oeuvre. A joint enterprise with the National Gallery of Art in Washington. With a catalogue.