The Hague 1631 - 1714 Gouda
A trompe l’oeil with a skylight surrounded with hunting paraphernalia
Oil on canvas : 79,0 X 66,5 cm
Frame : 95,6 X 84,4 cm
Christoffel Pierson loved painting trompe l’oeil still lifes against a very clear background, just like his contemporaries Johannes and Anthonie Leemans.
Castle Heemstede bij Houten in the province of Utrecht has a magnificent set of four huge trompe l’oeils (229 X 156 cm) by Pierson, the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg has a
pair, also with hunting equipment.
Pierson was active in two small Dutch towns: in Gouda and in Schiedam, which are 30 km apart.