Circle of Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt
Flemish school

Portrait of Paulus van Berestein
Oil on panel
68.5 x 57.5 cm

Paulus van Berestein was burgomaster of the city of Delft in the 17th century. It was frequent at the time to make several portraits of the same individual to exhibit them in official sites.
This piece of brilliant execution belongs to the circle of the Flemish painter Michiel Jans van Mierevelt. Dutch Baroque painter specialized in portraits, he was well known in the Netherlands.
The cleaning of the aged varnish has allowed us to recover the original shades and the quality of the precise brushstroke.