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Pieter van Loo (Dutch, 1731-1784), Spray of Roses

Pieter van Loo (Dutch, 1731-1784), Spray of Roses

  • $ 35,000.00

Pieter van Loo (Dutch, 1731-1784)
Spray of Roses
Pencil, watercolor, and pencil on paper
Signed ‘P: V: LOO’ lower right
Paper size: 19 ¼ x 14 ½ in.
Frame size: 29 x 24 ¼ in.

Pieter van Loo was born in Haarlem in the Low Countries and spent the remainder of his life there. He was a member of the city’s Painters’ Guild where he was officially registered as a ‘painter of flowers’ although he is also known to have designed tapestries for the Troost van Groningen factory. Van Loo’s most significant masterpiece is the manuscript for the Choix de Jacintes, a spectacular work dedicated to the depiction of the hyacinth, which he completed with Cornelis van Noorde (1731-1795) between 1765 and 1769.

Van Loo’s watercolors can be seen in the collection of Museum Teyler (Haarlem), in Vienna’s Albertina, in the Museum of Brussels, the Museum Conde, Chantilly, and in Kupferstichkabinett Kiel.

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