Pieter Claesz. (1597/98 - 1660)

Dutch still life painter

Pieter Cleasz. was born in Berchem, Flanders. He is mentioned in 1640 as being approximately forty-three years old, so his date of birth must have been in 1596 or 1597. In 1619 a Pieter Clasen joined the Antwerp guild, but it is not sure if this is the same person as Pieter Claesz. In 1620/21 he moved to Haarlem, where in 1622 his son Nicolaes Berchem was born. Claesz. Is mentioned in Samuel Ampzing's Beschrijvinge ende lof der stad Haerlem, a description of Haarlem from 1628. Very little is know about his life. He was a member of the Guild of St. Luke in Haarlem and is registered as the teacher of his son in 1642. Cleaesz. died in December 1660 and was buried in Haarlem on January 1, 1661. Only still lifes are known from Pieter Claesz. In the 1620s he developped together with Willem Claesz. Heda the „monochrome banketje“, a still life with very few objects and a very limited palette, making the handling of light and texture the prime means of expression. Almost all his work is signed with the monogram PC




Pieter Claesz. - Vanitas Still Life
Vanitas Still Life
1625

Pieter Claesz. - Skull, Lamp, Book, and Pen
Skull, Lamp, Book, and Pen
1628

Pieter Claesz. - Open book, Skull, Violin, and Oil Lamp
Open book, Skull, Violin, and Oil Lamp
1629

Pieter Claesz. - Herring with a Glass of Beer and a Roll
Herring with a Glass of Beer and a Roll
1636

Pieter Claesz. - Vanitas Still Life with the Spinario
Vanitas Still Life with the Spinario
1628


Pieter Claesz. - Fruit Still Life with Gilded Tazza and Cheese Basket
Fruit Still Life with Gilded Tazza and Cheese Basket
c. 1624

Pieter Claesz. - Still life with turkey pie
Still life with turkey pie
1627

Pieter Claesz. - Banketje
Banketje
1628

Pieter Claesz. - Vanitas still life
Vanitas still life
1630

Pieter Claesz. - Still Life with a Gold Chain
Still Life with a Gold Chain
n.d.


Pieter Claesz. - Still life with Roemer
Still life with Roemer
1644

Pieter Claesz. - Still Life with Roemer
Still Life with Roemer
1645

Pieter Claesz. - Vanitas Still Life with Violin and Glass Ball
Vanitas Still Life with Violin and Glass Ball
1628

Pieter Claesz. - Still life
Still life
c. 1635

Pieter Claesz. - Still Life with a Ham
Still Life with a Ham
1642


Pieter Claesz. - Still life with a Salt
Still life with a Salt
c. 1640-45

Pieter Claesz. - Still Life
Still Life
1627

Pieter Claesz. - Still Life with a Rummer and Shrimp
Still Life with a Rummer and Shrimp
1646

Pieter Claesz. - Still Life with a Fish
Still Life with a Fish
1647

Pieter Claesz. - Still Life with Turkey Pie
Still Life with Turkey Pie
1627


Pieter Claesz. - A breakfast-piece
A breakfast-piece
1637

Pieter Claesz. - Still Life
Still Life
1641

Attributed to Pieter Claesz. - Still Life on a Table with Musical Instruments
Still Life on a Table with Musical Instruments

Pieter Claesz. - A breakfast-piece
A breakfast-piece

Pieter Claesz. - Still Life with Drinking Vessels
Still Life with Drinking Vessels
1649


Pieter Claesz. - Pipes and Brazier
Pipes and Brazier
1636

Pieter Claesz. - Breakfast with Ham
Breakfast with Ham
1647

Pieter Claesz. - Still Life
Still Life

Pieter Claesz. - Still Life with Roemer, Roll, Smoked Herring, Watch and Smoker's Requisites
Still Life with Roemer, Roll, Smoked Herring, Watch and Smoker's Requisites
c.1625/26

Pieter Claesz. - Two roemers, a roll, a plate of olives, a knife, and tobacco and oysters on a pewter dish atop a table
Two roemers, a roll, a plate of olives, a knife, and tobacco and oysters on a pewter dish atop a table
1642


Pieter Claesz. - Still Life
Still Life
c. 1639

Pieter Claesz. and Roelof Koets - Still Life with Fruit, Bread and Two Rummers
Still Life with Fruit, Bread and Two Rummers
1644

Pieter Claesz. - Still Life
Still Life
1624

Pieter Claesz. - Pewter dishes of crabs and oysters with a tray of roemers and a basket of peaches and grapes
Pewter dishes of crabs and oysters with a tray of roemers and a basket of peaches and grapes
1657

Pieter Claesz. - Still Life with Large Berkemeyer and Gold Pocket Watch
Still Life with Large Berkemeyer and Gold Pocket Watch
c. 1632


Pieter Claesz. - Still-life with Glasses
Still-life with Glasses
1641

Pieter Claesz. - Still Life with Lighted Candle
Still Life with Lighted Candle
1627

Pieter Claesz. - Still Life with Tazza
Still Life with Tazza
1636

Attributed to Pieter Claesz. - An upturned pewter jug, silver beaker, a candlestick with a pewter platter, a glass cup and cover, mustard pot and a vine on a draped table
An upturned pewter jug, silver beaker, a candlestick with a pewter platter, a glass cup and cover, mustard pot and a vine on a draped table

Pieter Claesz. - Still life with silver tazza, fallen berkenmeier, knife and lemon
Still life with silver tazza, fallen berkenmeier, knife and lemon
1630


Pieter Claesz. - Still Life with Three Lemons
Still Life with Three Lemons
1629

Pieter Claesz. - Still Life with Oysters
Still Life with Oysters
1630s

Pieter Claesz. - Table with ham and cheese
Table with ham and cheese
c. 1625

Pieter Claesz. - Set table with lobster, silver jug, large birch bowl, fruit bowl, violin and books
Set table with lobster, silver jug, large birch bowl, fruit bowl, violin and books
1641

Pieter Claesz. - Still life with gilded lidded goblet, overturned jug, turkey pie, tazza, large silver dish with glasses and fruits
Still life with gilded lidded goblet, overturned jug, turkey pie, tazza, large silver dish with glasses and fruits
v. 1648


Pieter Claesz. - St. Martin's cup from the Haarlem brewers' guild with pocket watch and nuts
St. Martin's cup from the Haarlem brewers' guild with pocket watch and nuts
1641

Pieter Claesz. - Set table with turkey pie
Set table with turkey pie
c. 1626

Pieter Claesz. - Still Life with Smoking Utensils and two Herrings
Still Life with Smoking Utensils and two Herrings
1627

Pieter Claesz. - Set table with pie, tazza, gilded lidded goblet and stemware
Set table with pie, tazza, gilded lidded goblet and stemware
1637

Pieter Claesz. - Vanitas Still Life
Vanitas Still Life
1636


Pieter Claesz. - Banketje with oysters on a crab, roll, birch egg, salt shaker and drinking bowl
Banketje with oysters on a crab, roll, birch egg, salt shaker and drinking bowl
1651

Pieter Claesz. - Fruit Still Life
Fruit Still Life
1621

Pieter Claesz. - Still Life with Smoking Utensils
Still Life with Smoking Utensils
1622

Pieter Claesz. - Still Life with Smoking Gear, a Violin and Books
Still Life with Smoking Gear, a Violin and Books
c. 1623

Pieter Claesz. - Still Life with Smoking Utensils, Herring, Bread and a Roemer
Still Life with Smoking Utensils, Herring, Bread and a Roemer
1625


Pieter Claesz. - Set table with pies and basket of grapes
Set table with pies and basket of grapes
1625

Pieter Claesz. - Large stemware with fruits
Large stemware with fruits
c. 1627

Pieter Claesz. - Set table with pewter jug, overturned silver cup, stemware, flute glass, roast capon and oysters
Set table with pewter jug, overturned silver cup, stemware, flute glass, roast capon and oysters
1647

Pieter Claesz. - Still life with smoking utensils, stoneware jug, berkenmeier and shells
Still life with smoking utensils, stoneware jug, berkenmeier and shells
1640

Pieter Claesz. - Banketje with rummer, herring, mustard pot and bread roll
Banketje with rummer, herring, mustard pot and bread roll
1642