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 Blieck, Daniel de (Dutch architectural painter, ca. 1630-1673) , The Interior of an Imaginary Gothic Church

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Title The Interior of an Imaginary Gothic Church
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Blieck, Daniel de (Dutch architectural painter, ca. 1630-1673)
Previously attributed to Block, J. van (unknown artist)
Date 1656 (dated)
Signed yes
Description Tall round columns with hexagonal bases support gothic arches while centrally is an elaborately carved pulpit. There are heraldic figures and coats of arms mounted on the columns and these lend vivid red, pink and yellow touches of colour. Through the windows the sky outside is a bright blue.
Current Accession Number 5
Former Accession Number 8 (1855); 39 (1893)
Inscription front lr 'D. D. BLIECK. F. /Ao 1656'
Subject interior (imaginary church); figure
Measurements 23.8 x 31.7 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan 1854.
Provenance Probably with A. McLellan by 1843.
Principal Exhibitions Probably, Dilettanti Society, Glasgow, 1843, cat. no. 136; Dutch Church Painters, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1984, cat. no. 40; Perspectives: Saenredam and the Architectural Painters of the 17th Century, Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, 1991, cat. no. 52.
Publications McLellan Catalogue, Glasgow, 1855, p. 4, no. 8, as by 'Jacob Roger Block'; Waagen, G., Galleries and Cabinets of Art in Great Britain, London, 1857, p. 458, as by de Blieck; Hofstede de Groot, C., 'Hollandsche Kunst in Schotland', Oud Holland, 11, 1893, p. 137, no. 39, as dated 1650; Jantzen, H., Das Niederlaendische Architekturbild, Leipzig, 1910, no. 89, pl. 54; Miles, H., Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Paintings in the Glasgow Art Gallery, Glasgow, 1961, I, p. 26, no. 5, II, p. 39; Liedtke, W., Architectural Painting in Delft, Groningen, 1982, pp. 71-73, fig. 67; Giltaij, J. & G. Jansen, Perspectives: Saenredam and the Architectural Painters of the 17th Century, Rotterdam, 1991, pp. 248-50, no. 52.
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Robert Wenley
 

 

 

 

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