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An Old Woman Reading a Letter

Frans van Mieris the Elder (Dutch, 1635 – 1681)Circa. 17th Century

USC Fisher Museum of Art

USC Fisher Museum of Art
Los Angeles, United States

This painting by Frans van Mieris depicts an older woman reading a letter, and is painted in the ‘fijnschilder’ style, which is distinguished by minutely proportioned subjects with bright colors, a shiny finish, and precise attention to detail.

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  • Title: An Old Woman Reading a Letter
  • Creator: Frans van Mieris the Elder (Dutch, 1635 – 1681)
  • Date Created: Circa. 17th Century
  • Physical Location: USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Gift of the Armand Hammer Foundation, AH: 73
  • Physical Dimensions: 17.8 x 14 cm (7 x 5 1/2 in.)
  • Subject Keywords: Portrait
  • Rights: Photography by Brian Forrest
  • Medium: Oil on panel

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