Tuesday, May 1, 2018

George Innes. Born on this day in 1825. . Alao, Michiel Jansz.van Miereveltm born in 1566

“The true use of art is, first, to cultivate the artist’s own spiritual nature.” —American painter George Inness, born in 1825.

Born on this day in 1566, in Delft, Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt. Portrait painter in the age of lace and ruffs! Here, portrait of a ruff, 1628. And incidentally, of the woman wearing it.

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