14 facts about Cornelia van der Mijn

By Gwylym Owen

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Cornelia van der Mijn (1709, Amsterdam – 1782, London), was an 18th-century flower painter from the Northern Netherlands supple in London in the 1760s.

According to the RKD she was the daughter and pupil of the painter Herman van der Mijn. Her aunt Agatha, who was nine years older, and her siblings Frans, Gerard, George, Andreas, and Robert then became painters. Her father took his intimates and the intimates of Jacoba Maria van Nickelen, another pupil, with him to Dusseldorp to undertaking for Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine. The flower painter Rachel Ruysch was also responsive in Dusseldorp in the years 1712-1716 later Cornelia was there. In 1764 she moved to London subsequent to her relations and remained there. Only her brother George returned to Amsterdam.

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