(b. ca. 1614, Den Haag, d. 1670, Den Haag)

Lady Playing the Lute

Oil on canvas
National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

Jan Mijtens was the nephew of Daniel Mytens (c. 1590-1647), the most distinguished portraitist residing in Britain before the arrival of Van Dyck in 1632. Jan specialized in Van Dyckian family group portraits in park-like landscapes.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 2 minutes):
Francesco da Milano: Tre fantasie for lute