Pieter Janssens Elinga

1623-1682 Netherlands-Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Pieter Janssens Elinga was born in Bruges. In 1653, he changed his name from Janssens to Elinga. He almost certainly encountered Pieter de Hooch at some stage; domestic interiors were also his main subject. Willem Kalf is known to have influenced his still-lifes. He lived in Amsterdam for the later part of this life. His most famous painting is 'The Perspective Box'. In his 'Interior with Painter Woman Reading and Maid Sweeping', the sun bouncing off the floor and casting shadows from furniture onto rear walls is unique, the effect is also in the outer room behind where the painter stands. He applies the technique to most of his interiors.

 

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interior with painter
woman reading

interior with painter woman reading and maid sweeping

Still Life
with Bread Roll

Still Life with Bread Roll and Fruit

Perspective
Box

Perspective Box

Still Life with
Citrus Fruit

Still Life with Citrus Fruit

Room in Dutch
House

Rom in Dutch House

An
Interior

Interior

Woman
Reading

Woman Reading