The major portrait painter in England before Van Dyck. Born and trained in Dutch. About 1618 came to London, where he worked for Charles I. Painted elegant, stiff, formal portraits. His best works were later full-length portraits, which are powerful, assured, and fluent.
Daniel Mytens’s major works are Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, c. 1618 (London: National Portrait Gallery); King James I of England and VI of Scotland, 1621 (London: National Portrait Gallery); Endymion Porter, 1627 (London: National Portrait Gallery).
- Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.