Mieris, Frans van (1635 Leiden 1681). The Trumpeter in the Guard-room. Sitting at the table and smoking his pipe. On the first a deck of cards showing i. a. ace of hearts beside tankard + flute glass. One card also on the floor. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. Inscribed: FR (jointed) VMieris on the second chair and outside the picture Dresdener Galerie. / Fr. van Mieris pt. / W. French sc., otherwise in English/German as above. 7⅝ × 5⅛ in (19.3 × 13 cm). – The painting (A Smoking Soldier, Naumann 13) is lost since the end of the second world war.
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