Artist Emanuel de Witte, Dutch, ca. 1617-between 1691 and 1692
Title
  • Interior of the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam
Date 1686
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 47 × 39 5/8 inches (119.4 × 100.6 cm)
Framed: 56 1/8 × 48 3/4 × 4 1/2 inches (142.6 × 123.8 × 11.4 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Edsel B. Ford Fund
Accession Number 37.1
Department European Painting
On View Dutch Golden Age S380, Level 3 (see map)
Signed Signed and dated, left center at base of railing: E. de Witte fe 1686, Octobre 1.
E. Williamson (Selbourne, England);
1936, (D. Katz, Dieren, Netherlands);
1936-1937, (Schaeffer Galleries, New York, New York, USA);
January 1937-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Tentoonstelling. Sales. cat., D. Katz. Nijmegen, 1936, cat. 72.

The Great Dutch Masters. Sales cat., Schaeffer Galleries. New York, 1936, cat. 21 (ill.).

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