A. Mazel was the Councillor and First Secretary of the Netherland Legation in London. He was the son of the painter and etcher Jan-Zacharie Mazel, who was Director of the Royal Picture Gallery in the Mauritshuis from 1841 to 1874.
In 1872 A. Mazel wrote to JW on his father's behalf to enquire where he could obtain JW's etchings for the Mauritshaus collection (#04264). At this date he was living at 26 Eaton Square, London. He was the author of Solidarisme, Individualisme et Socialisme, (Paris, 1882).
Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres Sculpteurs Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, Paris, 1956-61; British Library on-line catalogue (accessed 2004).