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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Attributed to Gerard Houckgeest
THE INTERIOR OF THE NEW CHURCH IN DELFT WITH THE TOMB OF WILLIAM OF ORANGE
JUMP TO LOT
58

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Attributed to Gerard Houckgeest
THE INTERIOR OF THE NEW CHURCH IN DELFT WITH THE TOMB OF WILLIAM OF ORANGE
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Attributed to Gerard Houckgeest
POSSIBLY THE HAGUE 1600 - 1661 BERGEN OP ZOOM
THE INTERIOR OF THE NEW CHURCH IN DELFT WITH THE TOMB OF WILLIAM OF ORANGE

Provenance

Possibly Amsterdam, Collection Six, 1900;
Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Frederik Muller, 10 July 1923, lot 4;
Mrs. van Rijckevorsel-Courbois, Nijmegen;
Anonymous sale, Cologne, Lempertz, 20 November 1986, lot 74.

Exhibited

The Hague, Oranje-Nassau tentoonstelling in de Gothische zaal, September 1923, (exhibited in the exhibition celebrating the 25th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Wilhelmina);
Utrecht, Aartsbisschoppelijke Musea, no. 230 (on loan, not mentioned in the catalogue of 1948).

Literature

Possibly H. Jantzen, Das Niederländische Architecturbild, Leipzig 1910, no. 185 (as in the Six Collection, Amsterdam);
L. de Vries, 'Gerard Houckgeest', in Jahrbuch der Hamburger Kunstsammlungen, XX, 1975, no. 50;
A.K. Wheelock, Perspective, Optics and Delft Artists Around 1650, New York 1977, p. 248, no. 3;
General Catalogue of the Mauritshuis Museum, The Hague 1977, p. 120, under cat. no. 58;
W. Liedtke, Architectural Painting in Delft, Doornspijk 1982, p. 100, no. 6e.

Catalogue Note

The composition is directly based upon Houckgeest's famous original of 1651 now in The Mauritshuis, The Hague.1 It is one of two related versions that have previously been considered as possible autograph repetitions of the Mauritshuis picture, the other being a panel sold, London, Sotheby's, 28 March 1979, lot 75. Three further versions, considered by Liedtke to be copies, are in the Musée Reattu in Arles, the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin and a German Private collection.

On the basis of first-hand inspection, Dr. Walter Liedtke believes that this may be a second, autograph version of the picture in the Mauritshuis.

1. See Liedtke under Literature, p. 100, no. 6, reproduced.

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