The versatile Willem van Mieris was the most successful genre painter of his generation and carried forth the torch of Leiden fine painting. This painting is a typical example of a scene of every-day life and depicts a woman seated at her vanity applying makeup. Her instrument and dog in the foreground and a balcony with sunset in the background. Oil on board. Three wooden boards with butterfly joints. Good condition. Frame: 14.5 x 17.5. Sight: 13 x 16.