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Title Interior of Saint Bavo, Haarlem
Collection Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Artist Nickelen (Dutch artist, active 17th)
Date Earliest about 1660
Date Latest about 1699
Description Van Nickelen specialised in painting church interiors, almost always choosing St. Bavo's in Haarlem. He was much influenced by the most famous of the Haarlem church painters Pieter Jansz Saenredam (1597-1665). Unlike the Delft church painters, the Haarlem artists chose a simple viewpoint and used a limited tonal range comparable to the Haarlem landscape style.
Current Accession Number 1987P10
Inscription front lr (traces of signature)
Subject interior (St Bavo, Haarlem); religion (church)
Measurements 49.1 x 41.3 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Purchased from Johnny van Haeften with the aid of the V & A Purchase Grant Fund 1987.
Principal Exhibitions Images of a Golden Age, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, 1989, cat. no. 79.
Publications Wright, C., Dutch Painting in the Seventeenth Century: Images of a Golden Age, 1989, no. 79
Notes Christopher Wright suggests that this is an early work by Nickelen based on the dependence that can be seen in this work on Saenredam.
Rights Owner Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Author Dr Patricia Smyth



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