Bout, Pieter

(Brussel 1658 - 1719 Brussel)

A pleasant gathering at a market scene

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A pleasant gathering at a market scene
<p>Private collection Vienna</p>
<p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: " times="" new="">Surprisingly little is known about the Brussels painter Pieter Bout. It is generally assumed that he was baptized in Brussels on december 5<sup>th</sup> 1658. He probably died januari 28 1719 in his place of birth. He enrolled at the Brussels guild of painters in 1671; his teacher is not known. From circa 1672<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>he spent several years in Paris, where he frequently collaborated with Adriaen Frans Boudewijns, a fellow countryman. Boudewijns painted city- and landscapes, for which Bout painted the figures. He was then active in Brussels, where he married in 1695. He probably visited Italy.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: " times="" new="">This village fair is a rich and colourful example of his work. The vivid figures on the market scene explain his high esteemed collaboration with colleagues as the mentioned Boudewijns, Lucas Achtschellinck and Jacques d&rsquo;Arthois.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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