Artist Emanuel de Witte, Dutch, ca. 1617-between 1691 and 1692
Title
  • Interior of a Protestant Church
Date 1677
Medium Oil on oak panel
Dimensions Unframed: 17 × 13 3/4 inches (43.2 × 34.9 cm)
Framed: 23 7/16 × 20 3/8 × 2 1/2 inches (59.5 × 51.8 × 6.4 cm)
Credit Line Gift of James E. Scripps
Accession Number 89.54
Department European Painting
On View Dutch Golden Age S380, Level 3 (see map)
Signed Signed and dated, lower left: E DE WITTE A 1677
Corbett-Winder (Vaynor Park, Berriew, Wales);
April 6, 1889, sold by (Christie's, London, England) auction Major Corbett-Winder, lot 87;
purchased by James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1889-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Catalogue of the Scripps Collection. Detroit, 1889, no. 46.

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