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    Sale 2135

    Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture

    28 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 68

    Christoffel Pierson The Hague 1631-1714 Gouda

    A trompe l'oeil of Hawking Equipment, including a glove, a net, and falconry hoods, hanging on a wall

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    Christoffel Pierson The Hague 1631-1714 Gouda
    A trompe l'oeil of Hawking Equipment, including a glove, a net, and falconry hoods, hanging on a wall
    signed 'Chr. Pierson/f.' (on the leather perch, upper left)
    oil on canvas
    19½ x 26 in. 49.5 x 66 cm.


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    Christoffel Pierson was a student of Bartholomaus Meyburgh, with whom he traveled to Germany; he established himself in Gouda in 1654. Apart from a period of activity in Schiedam he remained there for the rest of his career. In 1695, Pierson, who was known as a glass-painter as well as a painter of portraits and still lifes, restored the famous windows of the church in that city.