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Pieter van Roestraeten

Qualifications
painter, draftsman
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
Haarlem 1630-04/1630-04-21
baptized on April 21, 1630 (Saur 2018)
Deceased
London (England) 1700-07/1700-07-10
buried on July 10, 1700 in St. Paul's Cathedral (Saur 2018)
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
had banns posted on 6 June 1654 with Adriaentje Hals, a daughter of Frans Hals I (De Vries 1885)
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Haarlem 1649 - 1651
    from 1649 apprentice of Frans Hals I for at least five years (Saur 2018)
  • Amsterdam 1651 - 1659
    settled on 6 October 1651 in Amsterdam, living in Anthonie Breestraat; in 1654 marriage (Saur 2018)
  • Londen (Engeland) 1663-05-01 - 1700
    After 1 May 1663 the couple settled in London; witnessed the Great Fire in London, during which he injured his hip, resulting in being a cripple for the rest of his life. He was probably introduced to Charles II by Sir Peter Lely.
  • Londen (Engeland) 1693 - 1694
    According to the '4 shillings in the pound aid tax' of 1693-94, Van Roestraeten lived on the south side of King's Street. The center of the south side of the street was used to determine the coordinate(coordinate determined from John Rocque's 1746 map of London).
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Subjects
This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
still life, genre, landscape (as genre), vanitas, flower piece, portrait
Medium/technique
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-01-25; Last modified date: 2020-10-14

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