Christoffel Pierson, 1660 - Niche with Falconry Gear - fine art print
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Born and trained in The Hague, Christoffel Pierson was one of the first artists to specialize in illusory images of hunting gear. Hunting was a popular activity for Dutch nobility throughout the seventeenth century. The Hague, where the Princes of Orange had their courtly residence and where the States General convened, became the center of a growing culture of hunting that spawned this new genre of painting around mid-century. Pierson, who painted a number of trompe l'oeil hunting pieces with falconry elements, emphasized three-dimensional effects with illusionistically painted frames and niches.
In Niche with Falconry Gear, Pierson has arranged various pieces of hunting equipment in and around a wooden-framed niche set into a white stucco wall. In the arched niche he has placed a hunting horn, a net, a bow and arrow, and a small birdcage surmounted by a falcon's hood with a red plume. Two different types of whistles hang from the cage. A powder bag and powder horn are suspended to the left of the niche, and a shoulder bag hangs to the right. His strong contrasts of light and shade enliven the image and strengthen the sense that bright daylight floods the scene.
Note by the contributor, Emily Wilkinson: Still-life painting was very popular during the Dutch Golden Age, and this artwork is typical in that regard. Depicting an elaborate arrangement of falconry equipment, the painting serves as a technical, aesthetic and symbolic exercise.
Background information on the over 360 year-old painting
This more than 360 year old piece of art called Niche with Falconry Gear was created by the baroque master Christoffel Pierson in 1660. The 360 year old painting had the following dimensions - 80,5 x 64,5 cm (31 11/16 x 25 3/8 in). Oil on canvas was used by the painter as the technique for the artwork. This artpiece can be viewed in in the National Gallery of Art's art collection located in Washington D.C., United States of America. With courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington (public domain license).Furthermore, the artpiece has the following creditline: . What is more, the alignment is in portrait format and has a side ratio of 1 : 1.2, which means that the length is 20% shorter than the width. The writer, poet, playwright, translator, painter Christoffel Pierson was an artist, whose art style can be classified as Baroque. The Baroque artist lived for a total of 83 years and was born in 1631 in Hague, The, South Holland, Netherlands and passed away in 1714.
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Artist metadata table
|Other artist names:||Pierson, Ch. Pierson, Charles Pierson, Christoffel Pierson, christ. pierson, C. Pierson, Pierson Christoffel|
|Professions:||translator, painter, poet, writer, playwright|
|Home country:||the Netherlands|
|Died at the age of:||83 years|
|Birthplace:||Hague, The, South Holland, Netherlands|
|Year of death:||1714|
|Place of death:||Gouda, South Holland, Netherlands|
|Name of the work of art:||"Niche with Falconry Gear"|
|Classification of the artwork:||painting|
|Art categorization:||classic art|
|Year of creation:||1660|
|Age of artwork:||360 years|
|Original medium:||oil on canvas|
|Size of the original artpiece:||80,5 x 64,5 cm (31 11/16 x 25 3/8 in)|
|Exhibited in:||National Gallery of Art|
|Museum location:||Washington D.C., United States of America|
|Web page:||National Gallery of Art|
|License type of artwork:||public domain|
|Courtesy of:||National Gallery of Art, Washington|
|Product classification:||art reproduction|
|Reproduction method:||digital reproduction|
|Manufacturing method:||UV print / digital printing|
|Manufacturing:||produced in Germany|
|Type of stock:||production on demand|
|Proposed product use:||wall décor, art reproduction gallery|
|Side ratio:||length : width - 1 : 1.2|
|Image ratio interpretation:||the length is 20% shorter than the width|
|Materials available:||poster print (canvas paper), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), canvas print, metal print (aluminium dibond)|
|Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) variants:||50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"|
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|Poster print (canvas paper) size options:||50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"|
|Aluminium print (aluminium dibond material) variants:||50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"|
|Picture frame:||without frame|
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