Interior of the Nieuwe Kerk in Delft with the Tomb of William the Silent

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Interior of the Nieuwe Kerk in Delft with the Tomb of William the Silent

Holland, 1653
Paintings
Oil on wood
Panel: 32 3/8 × 25 5/8 in. (82.23 × 65.09 cm) Frame: 39 1/2 × 33 × 3 1/4 in. (100.33 × 83.82 × 8.26 cm) Overall: 39 1/2 x 33 x 4 in (100.33 x 83.82 x 10.16 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Carter (M.2003.108.5)
Not currently on public view

Provenance

Possibly anonymous (sale, Soeterwoude near Leiden, 15 June 1779, lot 10, described as "Het Choor van de nieuwe Kerk te Delft, met het Monument van Prins Wille

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Possibly anonymous (sale, Soeterwoude near Leiden, 15 June 1779, lot 10, described as "Het Choor van de nieuwe Kerk te Delft, met het Monument van Prins Willem den Eersten; ’t welk gedeeltelyk door een gordyn (dat daar voor schynt te hangen) bedekt word, konstig op panel geschildert. Hoog 24, breed 20d,"(1) sold for 125 florins to); [Abraham Delfos (1731–1820), Leiden].(2) [Newhouse Galleries, New York, sold 1978 to]; Mr. and Mrs. Edward William Carter, Los Angeles, given 2003 to; LACMA.

Footnotes

(1) "The choir of the New Church of Delft, with the monument of Prince William the First; which is partly covered with a curtain (that appears to hang), artfully painted on panel, height 24, width 20 duim." A duim (thumb) is approximately equivalent to an inch. The Carter painting is the only painting presently known that fits this description, except for dimensions. Rotterdam 1991, p. 185n1, notes that errors in measurements often appear in old auction catalogues. The reference may, however, refer to another, now-lost, painting.

(2) Abraham Delfos was active in Leiden as an engraver, dealer, and auctioneer. According to the Getty Provenance Index, Sales Catalogs Database, N-113, Delfos at various times "owned works of considerable importance, and on occasion acted as agent for both Mr. Pieter Cornelis van Leyden (1717–1788) and his son Diderick, baron van Leyden (1744–1810)."

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Bibliography

  • Walsh, Jr., John., and Cynthis P. Schneider. A Mirror of Nature:  Dutch Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Edward William Carter (Second Edition).  Los Angeles:  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1992.

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