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Marten van Mytens III

Portrait of a Young Black Man in Eastern European Livery

Vienna (c. 1750)

oil on canvas

Height: 190.5 cm (75 in)
Width: 114.5 cm (45 in)

Artist: Swedish painter of portraits, miniatures, and enamels. He studied painting with his father in Stockholm until 1714, when he left to continue his education in Holland, England, and France; there he studied enamel painting in Paris with Boit. He painted portraits for the courts in Paris, Dresden, and Vienna, where he was named court painter in 1759 and director of the Academy.

The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University