Willem van Mieris (top) and his father Frans, illustration by Aert Schouman and Jacob Houbraken for Jan van Gool
's Nieuwe Schouburg
Willem van Mieris (3 June 1662 - 26 January 1747) was an 18th-century painter from the Northern Netherlands.
by Willem van Mieris (1731) Oil on wood, 40 x 34 cm. Wallace Collection, London
He was born in Leiden as the son of Frans van Mieris sr. and brother of Jan van Mieris. He was a member of the Leiden Guild of St. Luke and a founding member of the Leidse Tekenacademie which opened in 1694. His pupils were Catharina Backer, Abraham Alensoon, and Hieronymous van de Mij. He retired in 1736 because he was partially blind. He died, aged 84, in Leiden.
His works are extremely numerous and show the influence of Francis van Bossuit as well as his father. As an artist, he did not equal his father.
van Mieris has works in the Victoria and Albert Museum as well as Cheltenham and Derby Museum and Art Gallery.
- The Escaped Bird (1687)
- A Seated Man (1688)
- Cimon and Iphigeneia (1698)
- Family Reunion (17th century)
- Diana and her Nymphs (1702)
- A Gentleman Offering a Lady a Bunch of Grapes (1707)
- A Poultry Seller (1707)
- The Apothecary (1710)
- Man with Pipe (1710)
- The Lute Player (1711)
- Expulsion of Hagar (1724)
- The Spinner (first half of the 18th century)
- Interior with a Mother Attending her Children (1728)
- An Old Man Reading (1729)
- Green Grocer (1731), oil onwood, 40 x 34 cm, The Wallace Collection, London
- Ecce Homo (18th century)
- Suzanna and the Elders after Francis van Bossuit, Detroit Institute of Arts, displayed there as of 1909
Works after the painter
- Portrait of Willem van Mieris, painted by Taco Hajo Jeigersma