Interior of the Oude Kerk, Delft

Hendrick van Vliet Dutch

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Painted from a vantage point to the west of Emmanuel de Witte’s depiction of the same church hanging nearby, Van Vliet’s picture gives a somewhat more accurate rendering of certain architectural motifs, such as the pulpit and the red bricks on the archway leading into the choir. But this image shares with De Witte’s the motif of a fresh grave, an unsettling reference to death amid everyday activity.

Interior of the Oude Kerk, Delft, Hendrick van Vliet (Dutch, Delft 1611/12–1675 Delft), Oil on canvas

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