Mieris, Frans van (1635 Leiden 1681). The Scholar. Sharpening the quill before opened manuscript and globe. Glazed colored steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. Inscribed: Dresdener Galerie. / F. v. Mieris pinxt. / W. French sc., otherwise German-English as above. 7½ × 5⅛ in (18.9 × 13.1 cm). – After the painting Naumann 2. – Light foxspots in the upper and left margin, especially in the caption area perceptible feeble light margin. – In unusually fine coloring.
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