"A portrait is a picture in which there is just a tiny little something not quite right about the mouth." -- John Singer Sargent

Friday, September 27, 2019

Jan Miense Moleanaer

This c. 1635 painting entitled Self-Portrait as a Lute Player by Jan Miense Moleanaer hangs in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
Jan Miense Molenaer (1610 – buried 19 September 1668), was a Dutch Golden Age genre painter whose style was a precursor to Jan Steen's work during Dutch Golden Age painting. He shared a studio with his wife, Judith Leyster, also a genre painter, as well as a portraitist and painter of still-life. Both Molenaer and Leyster may have been pupils of Frans Hals. -- Wikipedia

See here for another self-portrait of Jan Miense Moleanaer.

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