Daniel Mijtens the Younger

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Meleager presenting the head of the Calydonian Boar to Atalanta.

Daniël Mijtens the Younger (1644, The Hague – 1688, The Hague), was a Dutch Golden Age painter and the son of Daniel Mytens the Elder.


According to Houbraken he travelled to Italy where he joined the Bentvueghels with the nickname "Bontekraay" (The Hooded Crow).[1] He was one of the 48 signers of the founding charter of the Confrerie Pictura in the Hague, and painted one of the four corner pieces of the ceiling of the "Boterwaag" where the guild members met.[2] The other corners were painted by Theodor van der Schuer, Augustinus Terwesten, and Robbert Duval.[2]

According to the RKD, he was a pupil of his father, who was court painter in the Hague.[3] He is known for mythological subjects and interior decorations.[3] His pupils were Lourens Bruyning, Nicolaes Hooft, Mattheus Terwesten, and Elias Vinie.[3]


  1. ^ (in Dutch) Daniël Mijtens Biography, including a poem by Cornelis van Rijssen in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  2. ^ a b Confrerie Pictura, page in De groote schouburgh...
  3. ^ a b c Daniël Mijtens in the RKD
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