BOUCLE, Pierre van
(b. ca. 1610, Antwerpen, d. 1673, Paris)

Two Hounds with a Still-Life

Oil on canvas, 80 x 118 cm
Private collection

Van Boucle is first recorded in Paris in 1623 with his father Charles (probably identifiable with the engraver Carel van Boeckel who qualified as a master in the Antwerp guild in 1603). It is thought that Pieter van Boucle may have been a pupil of Frans Snyders, whose style he closely emulates, though there is no documentary evidence in Antwerp to support this. He appears to have remained in Paris and worked there until his death in 1673.

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