Daniel (The Elder) Mijtens
(c. 1590 - c, 1648)
Daniel (The Elder) Mijtens was active/lived in Holland, England. Daniel Mijtens is known for portrait painting.
Biography Daniel (The Elder) Mijtens
Daniël Mijtens (Delft, c. 1590 - The Hague, 1647/48), known in England as Daniel Mytens the Elder, was a Dutch portrait painter who spent the central years of his career working in England.
He was born in Delft into a family of artists and trained in The Hague, possibly in the studio of Van Mierevelt. He was the nephew of the painter Aert Mijtens, and the older brother of the painter Isaac Mijtens. No known work survives from his first Dutch period.
By 1618, he had moved to London where his initial patron was the leading art collector Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel. Mijtens painted the Earl and his Countess, and was soon commissioned to paint King James I and his son Charles, Prince of Wales. In 1625 he became painter
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