Lot 106
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Anthonie de Lorme

40,000 - 60,000 USD
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  • Anthonie de Lorme
  • The interior of a Renaissance-style church 
  • signed and dated lower left: A. de Lorme 163(?)2
  • oil on panel
  • 35 by 49 in.; 89 by 125 cm.

Catalogue Note

Anthonie de Lorme specialized in interior views of churches, a preoccupation that lasted throughout his lifetime.  The works from the early part of his career were characterized by realistic depictions of imagined views. However, at times he would add architectural elements to these imagined views that were borrowed from actual buildings.  Around 1650 de Lorme began producing more accurate depictions of churches, such as The Laurenskerk in Rotterdam at night (Warsaw, National Museum). This slight deviation in subject was perhaps a result of the growing influence of Delft painters such as Hendrick van Vliet, as well as that of Pieter Saenredam and his highly accurate and soaring church interiors. A consistent feature in his large scale compositions is the nocturnal setting that sets the mood in his soaring interiors. As with many of his works, here we find an elegantly dressed couple peering into a tomb in the floor of the church, while game players and passerbys meander within the cavernous space.