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Still Life With Turkey Pie by Pieter Claesz

Cross stitch chart or kit from the Scarlet Quince Dutch Masters Fine Art Collection.

Pieter Claesz (c. 1597-1 January 1660) was a Dutch Golden Age still life painter.

He was born in Berchem, near Antwerp, where he became a member of the Guild of St. Luke in 1620. He moved to Haarlem in 1621, where his son, the landscape painter Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem was born. He and Willem Claeszoon Heda, who also worked in Haarlem, were the most important exponents of the "ontbijt" or breakfast piece. They painted with subdued, virtually monochromatic palettes, the subtle handling of light and texture being the prime means of expression. Claesz generally chose objects of a more homely kind than Heda, although his later work became more colourful and decorative. Claesz's still lifes often suggest allegorical purpose, with skulls serving as reminders of human mortality. The two men founded a distinguished tradition of still life painting in Haarlem. Claesz is registered in the Haarlem Guild of St. Luke as the teacher of his son, Nicolaes Berchem, in 1634, but he preferred landscapes to still life painting and later after a trip to Italy, became famous as a landscape painter and was also known for his talent in music.

Approx: 29" x 17" or 75 x 42cm - when worked on 18ct.

You can also choose to have this design in kit form - list of DMC threads used.

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