Pieter van Mol
He began his career as an apprentice to Zeger van den Graeve in Antwerp from 1611 to 1622, where he became a master in the Antwerp Guild of St. Luke. He may also have been a pupil of Artus Wolffort. He set up a studio in Paris in 1631, where he received several commissions, such as the 1635 one for the frescoes in the chapelle du Sacré-Cœur in the église des Carmes, along with commissions from the queen.
In 1640, he married Anne Van der Burght (or Anna Van der Busch), with whom he had eight children, including the future painter and engraver Robert Mol. In 1644 he is recorded living in Paris with the circle of artists Jacques Fouquier, Philippe Vleughels, Willem Kalf, Nicasius Bernaerts and Peter van Boucle. He worked at the court of Louis XIII. According to Jozef Duverger, the sale of his prints in Antwerp caused something of a scandal and they were considered more indecent than those of Agostino Carracci.
in Canada :
in France :
- The Deposition from the Cross, église Notre-Dame, Calais.
- The Annunciation, Palais des beaux-arts, Lille.
- Adoration of the Shepherds, Musée des beaux-arts, Marseille.
- Young man wearing a mitre, attributed to Van Mol, Musée du Louvre, Paris.
- Christ taken down from the Cross, Musée du Louvre, Paris.
- The Deposition from the Cross, Musée des beaux-arts, Reims.
in Rumania :
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- (French) Le siècle de Rubens, exhibition catalogue, Bruxelles, Musées royaux des beaux-arts de Belgique, 1965, p. 138–139.
- (French) Jean Gaston, Un Tableau de l'Abbaye de Saint-Germain-des-Prés (conservé aujourd'hui au Musée de Marseille) : L' « Adoration des Bergers » (1643) de Pierre Van MOL, d'Anvers, Paris, Imprimerie L. de Soye, 1928, 8 p.