6 May 2008
Attributed to Hendrik van Streek (Amsterdam 1659-after 1719)
The interior of a protestant church with elegant figures
oil on canvas laid, down on panel, unframed
48.2 x 39 cm.
Since at least 1967 in the family of the present owner.
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A very similar composition by Van Streek is in the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. The artist must have been familiar with the church interior by Emanuel de Witte (1617-1692), who was Van Streek's teacher, of 1685 in the Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels.
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