Pieter Gerritz Van Roestraten was a Dutch painter who studied in Harlem with Frans Hals, his father-in-law.
He arrived in London around the year 1666, and lived in Covent Garden, near the palace of Whitehall. Sir Peter Lely presented it to King Charles II of England, with the proviso that he did not paint portraits, so the artist devoted himself to the genre of still lifes.
His ability to paint reflective surfaces of precious metals was very famous.
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