Pieter Casteels III

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Still life with flowers

Pieter Casteels, a Flemish painter and engraver, was born at Antwerp in 1684, and came to England in 1708. He painted birds, flowers, and fruit; but his paintings have not much to recommend them, and were greatly inferior to those of an English contemporary artist, Luke Cradock. As an engraver he has more merit. In 1726 he published a set of twelve plates of birds and fowls etched from his own designs; and, besides these, executed some other plates from his own pictures. He died at Richmond in 1749.

A set of oil paintings, called The Twelve Months of Flowers, was sold at Christie's New York on 25 May 2005 for $1,640,000.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lot 11 / Sale 1529". Christie's. Retrieved 26 November 2010. 

This article incorporates text from the article "Casteels, Pieter" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.