Artist after Emanuel de Witte, Dutch, ca. 1617-between 1691 and 1692
  • The Nieuwe Kerk at Delft with the Tomb of Willem the Silent
Date ca. between 1650 and 1651
Medium Oil on oak panel
Dimensions Overall: 27 × 19 inches (68.6 × 48.3 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Dr. C. J. K. van Aalst
Accession Number 37.152
Department European Painting
On View Dutch Golden Age S380, Level 3 (see map)
Marks Seal, on verso: Bureau de Strasbourg
(Strasbourg, France).
Hohenzollern-Hechingen (Löwenberg, Germany);
C.J.K. van Aalst (Hoevelaken, Netherlands);
1937-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Parthey, G., Deutscher Bildersaal, vol. 2, Berlin, 1864, no. 9, p. 792.

Pflugk-Hartung, Repertorium, vol. 8, 1885, p. 87.

Wurzbach, A. von, Niederländische Künstler-Lexikon, vol. 2, Vienna, 1911, no. 894.

Richardson, E. P., De Witte and the imaginative Nature of Dutch Art", Art Quarterly, vol. 1, 1938, pp. 5-16, 56 (cited on p. 56).

Bulletin of the DIA, vol. 17, Feb., 1938, p. 40 (cited in 1937 annual report).

Richardson, E. P., "The Tomb of William the Silent, by Emanuel de Witte", Bulletin of the DIA, vol. 21, no. 7, 1942, pp 62-64 (ill.).

Richardson, E. P (ed.), Detroit, DIA, Catalogue of Paintings, 1944, p.146, no. 799.

Manke, I., Emanuel de Witte 1617-1692, Amsterdam, 1963, pp. 84-85, no. 26a.

Liedtke, W. A., Architectural Painting in Delft. Gerard Houckgeest, Hendrick van Vliet, Emanuel de Witte, Doornspijk, 1982, pp. 49-51; 81; 101, cat. 11a, fig. 22 (as de Witte after a lost composition by Houckgeest).

New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art--London, National Gallery, "Vermeer and the Delft School", 2001, p. 438, cited under cat. 93 (exh. organized by W. Liedtke).

Hamburg, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Die Sammlungen der Hamburger Kunsthalle, vol. II, Die Niederländischen Gemälde 1500-1800, Hamburg, 2001, p. 316 (cited under inv. 203).

Detroit, Detroit Institute of Arts, Masters of Dutch Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts, London, 2004, pp. 270-271 (entry by A. K. Wheelock, Jr.)