Gerard Houckgeest

The Tomb of William the Silent in the Nieuwe Kerk in Delft

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58 ingelijst
58 voorzijde
58 voorzijde

Gerard Houckgeest
The Tomb of William the Silent in the Nieuwe Kerk in Delft

1651 Visible à Salle 16

In the Nieuwe Kerk, or New Church, in the city of Delft, some visitors are looking at the tomb of William of Orange, the Father of the Fatherland. Our view of the monument is obstructed by the large white column bearing seventeenth-century graffiti.

Houckgeest was an important innovator of the Dutch church interior. He was the first artist to depict spaces using a diagonal perspective, rather than in their length or breadth, thus giving the scene a more accidental, natural effect.

Détails techniques
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Gerard Houckgeest
The Tomb of William the Silent in the Nieuwe Kerk in Delft

1651 Visible à Salle 16

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Détails

Informations générales
Gerard Houckgeest (The Hague 1600 - 1661 Bergen op Zoom)
The Tomb of William the Silent in the Nieuwe Kerk in Delft
1651
painting
58
Salle 16
Détails des matériaux et techniques
oil
panel
38 x 56 cm
Inscriptions
middenonder, op de voet van de zuil: GH 1651
GH ineen

Origine

P.H. Gelijs, Antwerp; Willem Lormier, The Hague, 1757-1763; Pieter Leendert de Neufville, Amsterdam, 1764; Prince William V, The Hague, 1764-1795; 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