MIERIS, Willem van
(b. 1662, Leiden, d. 1747, Leiden)

The Poulterer's Shop (detail)

Oil on panel
Private collection

The bas-relief featured at the base of the composition, which Van Mieris repeats in a number of other works, is closely related to a design by François Duquesnoy that was earlier borrowed by Gerrit Dou for similar compositions.