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Pieter van Loo

A still life, with a vase of flowers, grapes and a peach in a stone niche

Pieter van Loo

Pieter van Loo

A still life, with a vase of flowers, grapes and a peach in a stone niche

A still life, with a vase of flowers, grapes and a peach in a stone niche

Pieter van Loo

Haarlem 1731 - 1784

A still life, with a vase of flowers, grapes and a peach in a stone niche


Pen and brown and grey ink and watercolour over black chalk;

signed and dated lower left, in pen and black ink: P: v: Loo.Fecit 1774

unframed: 479 by 330 mm

framed: 630 by 510 mm

Hinged to mount at upper margin, rubbing and small tears along the left margin. Watercolour strong and vibrant. Sold framed.
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Sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby's, 15 November 1994, lot 55

Pieter van Loo was one of the leading Dutch flower-painters of the 18th century. Although his watercolours of single flowers are not especially rare, only a small handful of complete still life compositions like this one have come to auction in recent decades (most recently, in 2014, a magnificent sheet, offered directly by the descendants of Baron van Slingelandt, who most likely acquired it directly from the artist).1 Two further examples are in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.2


1. Sales New York, Sotheby's, 14 January 1992, lot 70; Amsterdam, Sotheby's, 15 November 1994, lot 55; Amsterdam, Sotheby's, 15 November 1995, lot 150; and London, Sotheby's, 9 July 2014, lot 98


2. Inv. RP-T-1905-255 & RP-T-1905-256