Peter Binoit

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Peter Binoit (c.1590 - 14 May 1632) was a still life painter active during early Baroque at the beginning of the 17th century, who worked in Frankfurt am Main and Cologne.

Life[edit]

Peter Binoit was a German painter of the beginning of the 17th century, who mainly created Still life paintings. He was active from 1613-31 working in Frankfurt am Main[1] and according to other sources in Cologne.[2]:129

Public collections[edit]

Vase with flowers, ca. 1620, at the Hessisches Landesmuseum

The Hessisches Landesmuseum in Darmstadt owns two flower-pieces. One bears his monogram and the date 1611, and the other painting is signed "P. BINOIT. FRANCFORT 1620".[2]:129 The Swedish Nationalmuseum in Stockholm holds a painting named "Still Life with a Meal".[3]

At least two paintings are in Skokloster Castle, Stockholm county; one is a still life with dead birds showing a "large wicker basket on a table with red cloth. The basket is filled with dead birds (great tit, bullfinch, yellowhammer, chaffinch, possibly pine grosbeak, finch, sparrow, bullfinch, song thrush, snipe, heather hare in autumn, partridge (hen and rooster), dunlin in autumn plumes, mallard and Eurasian teal.) A bunch of skylarks hang on the wall. On the table are a red headed woodpecker and two domestic pigeons. In the upper left is a spiderweb and a spider. Signed in the lower right corner as PB. The frame bears an ink description "Painted by Frankfurter Master Peter Benoit 1613-31".[1] The other is a still life of fruit and carnations in a vase, both from 1618.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Skokloster Castle, Description of their photo file File:Tavla. Måleri. Stilleben, döda fåglar - Skoklosters slott - 85716.tif, translated from Swedish, retrieved 28 February 2017
  2. ^ a b This article incorporates text from the article "BINOIT, Peter" 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.
  3. ^ Peter Binoit Nationalmuseum website, Stockholm, n.d., retrieved 28 February 2017
  4. ^ Våra produkter-Motiv: fruktstilleben med nejlikor i vas efter målning av Peter Binoit (1618) Skokloster Castle website, n.d., retrieved 28 February 2017