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Pieter Boel

 (1622 - 1674)
Pieter Boel was active/lived in Flemish.  Pieter Boel is known for painting.

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Pieter Boel


Born into an artistic family in Antwerp, Boel was a pupil of the animal painter Jan Fyt (1611-1661).  After traveling to Italy as a young man, he settled in Paris in circa 1668 where he joined the great tapestry workshop established by Charles Le Brun (1619-1690).

Like his former master Fyt, Boel came to specialize in painting animals and he was particularly renowned for the striking realism of his pictures.  He made studies for them from specimens in the royal menageries at Versailles and in Paris. 

Porcupines had particular symbolism for the French royal family: their ancestor Louis, Duke of OrlĂ©ans, had established the chivalric Order of the Porcupine in 1394, drawing on the animal's reputation for invincib  ...  Displaying 750 of 2032 characters.



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About  Pieter Boel

Born:  1622
Died:   1674
Known for:  painting