Artist manner of Peeter Neefs the Elder, Flemish, ca. 1578- 1661
Title
  • Interior of a Gothic Church
Date between 1630 and 1640
Medium Oil on oak panel
Dimensions Unframed: 10 3/8 × 14 1/2 inches (26.4 × 36.8 cm)
Framed: 17 × 20 7/8 × 27 9/16 inches (43.2 × 53 × 70 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.21
Department European Painting
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, at bottom of pillar, center left, remnants of what may have been a signature.
collection of Corbett-Winder (Vaynor Park, Berriew, Wales);
April 6, 1889, auctioned by (Christie's, London, England), lot 58;
1889-1906, purchased by James E. Scripps [1835-1906] (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1906-1909, by descent to his wife, Harriet Scripps [1838-1933] (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Scripps, J.E., Catalogue of a Private Collection of Paintings Ancient and Modern. Detroit, 1897, p. 14, no. 34.

Scripps, J.E. Catalogue of the Scripps Collection Old Masters. DMA. Detroit, 1889, p. 33, no. 31.

Scripps, J.E. Catalogue of a Private Collection of Ancient and Modern Paintings Formed by James E. Scripps. Detroit, 1900, pp. 18-19, no. 50.

Handbook of Paintings by the Old Masters. DMA. Detroit, 1910, p. 51, no. 79.

Burroughs, C. Catalogue of paintings, sculpture and contemporary arts and crafts. DIA. Detroit, 1920, p. 71, no. 72.

Heil, W. Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of The Detroit Institute of Arts. DIA. Detroit, 1930, cat. 155, (repr.).

Richardson, E.P. "Architectural Painting in the Netherlands," Bulletin of the DIA 16, no. 7 (1937): pp. 106-113, esp. 107-108.

Richardson, E. P., ed. Catalogue of Paintings. DIA. Detroit, 1944, p. 95, no. 155.

Pictures within Pictures. Exh. cat., Wadsworth Atheneum, Addison Gallery of American Art. Hartford, Andover, 1949, p. 19, cat. 30, pl. 19.

Held, J.S. Flemish and German Paintings of the 17th Century: The Collections of The Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1982, pp. 72-73, (repr.) [as style of Neefs].