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court painter, painter, draftsman, member of family of artists
documented as court painter to the Queen of Portugal (Bredius/Moes 1907, p. 215); the Queen of Portugal being the Princess Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II of England (Saur 2016)
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
The Hague 1602
Deceased
The Hague 1666-08/1666-08-22
buried on August 22, 1666
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
belongs to a family of painters active in the Netherlands; brother of Daniël Mijtens I; father of Martin Mytens I; uncle of Johannes Mitjens; probably mentor if his cousin Johannes Mijtens; married to Hendrickje Dircksdr Harbers
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Den Haag 1622 - 1632
    member of the Guild of St Luke of The Hague (Saur 2016)
  • Amsterdam 1632-02-03
    marriage conditions drawn up by the painter with the help of his brother Abraham (Bredius/Moes 1907, p. 212)
  • Den Haag 1632 - 1656
    married Hendrickje Dircksdr Harbers in February, 1632; appointed headman ('hoofdman') of the Guild of Saint Luke of The Hague from 1636 to 1638; in 1656 co-founder of the Confrerie Pictura (Saur 2016)
  • Lissabon 1662
    trip still uncertain; as court painter to the Princess Catherine of Braganza (Saur 2016); according to Gerson 1942/1983 and Bénézit 2006, he did go to Portugal; if he went, probably did so after 1662 (Bredius/Moes 1907, p. 215)
  • Den Haag 1665 - 1666
    on January, 8, 1665, signed a letter made of parchment for the tsar of Russia (Gerson 1942/1983, p. 512; Saur 2016)
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Subjects
This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
genre, portrait
Medium/technique
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-02-01; Last modified date: 2018-08-06

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