A Rose and Glass, Hermann van der Mijn (1684-1741).

Oil on canvas, 74cm by 61cm.
Signed l.r.: H. van der Myn.1730./august 31, and incised on the foot of the glass, ‘un verre d’amitié.’

The painting was acquired by Brownlow, 8th Earl of Exeter (1701-1754), by 1738.

It was subsequently sold in 1888, when it was bought by Lord Newlands (1851-1929), who was married to a daughter of William Alleyne, 3rd Marquess of Exeter (1825-1895).

He bequeathed the painting, together with several others bought at the sale, to William, 5th Marquess in 1933.

It is recorded with its pendant PIC151 in the 1763 Inventory: ‘a picture of dead game with Ld. Exeters favourite dog Diddle, its companion a Rose and glass by Vandermin.’

The artist was from the Northern Netherlands.

He was a Master of the Antwerp Guild of St. Luke and for a time court painter to the Elector Palatine.


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