Object Image

Interior of the Oude Kerk in Delft

Gerrit Houckgeest specialized in church interiors and the use of perspective. With great attention to detail, he has here captured how the sunlight, pouring through the stained-glass windows, casts coloured dots on the column in the middle. The painted green curtain is a witty illusionistic device, imitating the 17th-century custom of protecting paintings from light and dust with a curtain....
1654
Oil on panel
SK-A-1584
Image and text courtesy of Rijksmuseum, 2019

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Rijksmuseum
Permanent collection