Oil/wood, 49 x 40 cm, lo. le. sign. H: V. Myn, min. rest. - By the flowers and fruits the figure can be interpreted as a personification of Flora or Pomona. By the distinctive features of the face it is a portrait of a specific person, and the attributes of roses and fruits serve to emphasize the lady's beauty. - Expertise: Walther Bernt, Munich 1977. - Provenance: Auction house Weinmüller, Munich 1955; Schleswig-Holstein private collection. - Dutch history, portrait a. still life painter, founder of an artist's dynasty. M. was pupil of the flower painter E. Stuven. After being active in Antwerp for a short time he went to Düsseldorf in 1712 to work for the elector Johann Wilhelm von der Pfalz, among others for the decoration of his palace Gerresheim. Later he frequently moved between Antwerp, Paris, Leeuwarden a. London.