Artist biography


Also known as Pieter, or Peter Angelles, Angillis, etc. Painter of conversation pieces, historical scenes, and rustic and urban genre, particularly market scenes with an emphasis on still-life. His sophisticated Flemish style ultimately derives from Teniers.

Born 5 November 1685 at Dunkirk, one of a generation of Antwerp artists whose influence spread to Germany as well as in England and the Low Countries. In Düsseldorf 1712 studying the Old Master collection there. Master of the Guild of St Luke in Antwerp 1715–16. Differing reports suggest that he came to England in 1712, 1716 or 1719; sometime between 1716 and 1719 seems most likely. He was living in Covent Garden Piazza 1726. Around 1722 joined Tillemans, Vanderbank and others in a scheme to paint small scenes for engravings of the life of Charles 1. Left London for Italy August 1728. Died on his way back at Rennes 1734.

Published in:
Elizabeth Einberg and Judy Egerton, The Age of Hogarth: British Painters Born 1675-1709, Tate Gallery Collections, II, London 1988