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 Saenredam, Pieter Jansz. (Dutch painter and draftsman, 1597-1665) , Interior of St Bavo

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Title Interior of St Bavo's, Haarlem, with a Catholic Baptism
Alternative Title Interior of the Church of St. Bavo, Haarlem
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Saenredam, Pieter Jansz. (Dutch painter and draftsman, 1597-1665)
Date 1633 (dated)
Signed yes
Description It is a view from the east with the third column of the west front to the right. On the left is the baptismal chapel where two men, one in the vestments of a Catholic priest, stand ready to receive a christening party approaching from the right. The church interior is bare and painted in crisp clear colours; caramel in the vaulting and blue grey on the stonework. A candelabra hangs from the roof centrally.
Current Accession Number 383
Former Accession Number 426 (1893)
Inscription front ll 'P. Saenredam. fecit. Anno 1633'
Subject buildings and gardens; figure
Measurements 42.8 x 33.6 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by William Euing 1874.
Provenance H. Houtkamp sale, Alkmaar, 19 March 1776, lot 154; N. Nieuhoff sale, Amsterdam, 14 April 1777, lot 177, bought by J. Gildemeester, 430 guilders; Gildemeester sale, Amsterdam, 11 June 1800, lot 193, bought by Yver, 65 guilders; possibly: Samuel Rogers sale, Christie's, London, 28 April ff. 1856 (9th day, 5 May), lot 543.
Principal Exhibitions Saenredam, Rotterdam, 1937-38, cat. no. 9; Glasgow, 1973, cat. no. 111; Dutch Church Painters, Edinburgh, 1984, cat. no. 23; Perspectives: Saenredam and Architectural Painters of the Seventeenth Century, Rotterdam, 1992, cat. no. 13; Dutch Art in Scotland, Edinburgh, 1992, cat. no. 65.
Publications Hofstede de Groot, C., 'Hollandsche Kunst in Schotland', Oud Holland, 11, 1893, p. 144, no. 426; Swillens, P. T. A., Pieter Janszoon Saenredam, Schilder van Haarlem, 1597-1665, Amsterdam, 1935, pp. 9, 33, 51, 56-57, no. 61, pl. 94; Miles, H., Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Paintings in the Glasgow Art Gallery, Glasgow, 1961, I, p. 126, no. 383, II, p. 79; Catalogue Raisonné of the Works by Piter Jansz Saenredam, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, 1961, no. 63; Liedtke, W., Architectural Painting in Delft, Groningen, 1982, p. 55; Macandrew, H., Dutch Church Painters, Edinburgh, 1984, no. 23; Schwartz, G., and M. J. Bok, Pieter Saenredam, London, 1990, pp. 74, 106, 204, 257, 262, no. 63; Giltaij, J. and G. Jansen (eds), Perspectives: Saenredam and Architectural Painters of the Seventeenth Century, Rotterdam, 1992, pp. 100-103, no. 13; Lloyd Williams, J., Dutch Art in Scotland, Edinburgh, 1992, p. 141, no. 65.
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Robert Wenley
 

 

 

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