Pieter Holsteyn the Younger (Dutch, 1614-1687) Elloborus Afrus Sire Flore Luteo Watercolor on paper
PIETER HOLSTEYN THE YOUNGER (DUTCH, 1614-1687)
Elloborus Afrus Sire Flore Luteo
Watercolor on paper
Paper size: 12 7/8 x 8 1/4 in.
Pieter Holsteyn the Younger, pupil of his father, practiced his art in his native Haarlem as well as at Zwolle and Munster. He painted in many media on canvas, glass and vellum, and was also known for his engraved portraits. The market for still-life painting in Holland during the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries grew to the point where even moderate sized towns often supported a small colony of artists. The specialization was not only one of style, but subject matter as well. Holsteyn’s versatility and precision served him well in the painting of flowers, a subject of passionate interest during the period known as the Tulipomania.
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