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After Frans van Mieris the Elder: 'An Old Fiddler'

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In the background at the right a woman writes on a slate. The man wears archaic late 16th-century dress which can be compared with 'Self Portrait of the Artist, with a Cittern' by Frans van Mieris.

This painting is a copy, perhaps of a much later date, of a picture by van Mieris, signed and dated 1660, which was last recorded with Knoedler and Co., New York, in 1946. It differs from the original in having a vine rather than ivy trailing over the arch. There are many other copies and variations of this composition.

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