Example sentences for: pieter

How can you use “pieter” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • On the banks of the River Spaarne is Teylers Museum, founded by silk merchant Pieter Teyler van der Hulst in 1778, and said to be Holland’s oldest public collection.

  • All we know is that Pieter de Hooch, one of the masters of Dutch painting, was buried in the cemetery in Amsterdam, his body having been carried directly from the dolhuys , the house for the insane.

  • In Swann's Way , Marcel Proust compared the little phrase of the composer Vinteuil, the "national anthem" of Swann's love for Odette, to one of "those interiors by Pieter de Hooch which are deepened by the narrow frame of a half-opened door, in the far distance, of a different color, velvety with the radiance of some intervening light."

  • Pieter Holthuysen was a successful trader in glass and English coal (which goes to prove that you didn’t need to trade in exotic goods to become wealthy).

  • After the death of Pieter and his wife, the house is bequeathed to their daughter Louisa who later married Abraham Willet.


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