Emanuel de Witte

Interior of an Imaginary Catholic Church

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Emanuel de Witte
Interior of an Imaginary Catholic Church

1668 On view in Room 15

De Witte painted several atmospheric church interiors, all of which are imaginary. Here, he shows a Gothic church, with tall, narrow pointed arches. The light is shining on some figures in the foreground, while the rest of the church is shrouded in darkness.

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Emanuel de Witte
Interior of an Imaginary Catholic Church

1668 On view in Room 15

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General information
Emanuel de Witte (Alkmaar 1617 - 1692 Amsterdam)
Interior of an Imaginary Catholic Church
1668
painting
473
Room 15
Material and technical details
oil
canvas
85 x 110 cm
Inscriptions
rechts van het midden: E. De Witte fecit / Ao 1668

Provenance

Huybert Ketelaar, Amsterdam, 1776; V.L. Vegelin van Claerbergen, Leeuwarden, 1846; F. Rasponi, Brussels, 1880; purchased, 1883