Gerard Houckgeest

Ambulatory of the Nieuwe Kerk in Delft, with the Tomb of William the Silent

57 detail signatuur
57 achterzijde
27 detail lakzegel achterzijde
57 ingelijst
57 voorzijde
57 voorzijde

Gerard Houckgeest
Ambulatory of the Nieuwe Kerk in Delft, with the Tomb of William the Silent

1651 Visible à Salle 16

This painting of the Nieuwe Kerk, or New Church, in the city of Delft is a real perspectival feat. We are standing in the choir aisle, behind the tomb of William of Orange. We have a wide field of vision: on the left is the nave of the church and on the right the curve of the ambulatory. In order to depict this, Houckgeest used a complex perspectival construction, called ‘diagonal perspective’. He obviously found it difficult, as the black and white tiles on the right are slightly distorted.

Détails techniques
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Gerard Houckgeest
Ambulatory of the Nieuwe Kerk in Delft, with the Tomb of William the Silent

1651 Visible à Salle 16

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Détails

Informations générales
Gerard Houckgeest (The Hague 1600 - 1661 Bergen op Zoom)
Ambulatory of the Nieuwe Kerk in Delft, with the Tomb of William the Silent
1651
painting
57
Salle 16
Détails des matériaux et techniques
oil
panel
77.5 x 65.5 cm
Inscriptions
onder, op de voorste zuil: GH. 1651
GH ineen

Origine

Johan Anthony van Kinschot, Delft, until 1767; Prince William V, The Hague, 1767-1795; confiscated by the French, transferred to the Muséum Central des Arts/Musée Napoléon (Musée du Louvre), Paris, 1795-1815; Royal Picture Gallery, housed in the Prince William V Gallery, The Hague, 1816; transferred to the Mauritshuis, 1822