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Interior of the Oude Kerk, Delft

A work made of oil on panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on panel.

Date:

c. 1680

Artist:

Emanuel de Witte
Dutch, c. 1617–1691/2

About this artwork

Having been stripped of their images and whitewashed by Protestant reformers in the 16th century, the Dutch Republic’s large Gothic churches offered a compelling subject for artists. Emanuel de Witte was one of a small group of painters who specialized in explorations of the light, shade, and volume particular to church interiors. In this painting, executed late in the artist’s career, the organ and genealogical panels honoring the dead (suspended from the ceiling and affixed to the columns) are the only decoration.

Status

On View, Gallery 213

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Emanuel de Witte

Title

Interior of the Oude Kerk, Delft

Origin

Holland

Date

1675–1685

Medium

Oil on panel

Inscriptions

Illegible traces of signature and date at lower right below dog.

Dimensions

24 3/8 × 19 5/16 in. (62 × 49.2 cm)

Credit Line

Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection

Reference Number

1941.1038

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