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The great or Saint Lawrence's church at Alkmaar

The great or Saint Lawrence's church at Alkmaar

Pieter Jansz. Saenredam (in 1661)

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The view from the aisle of the Laurenskerk in Alkmaar is one of Saenredams last paintings. The composition is remarkable, offering us a view of the courtyard through two sets of open doors. To the right in the silent church two inconspicuous figures are engaged in conversation.

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Title The great or Saint Lawrence's church at Alkmaar
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 43.5 cm
Height 54.5 cm
Artists Schilder: Pieter Jansz. Saenredam
Accession number 1849 (OK)
Credits Schenking / Donation: Willem van der Vorm 1936
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1936
Age artist About 64 years old
Collector Collector / Willem van der Vorm
Exhibitions Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita (ter nagedachtenis aan Jonieke) (2012)
Futuro, utopie in constructie (2011)
Een eerbetoon aan Jonieke van Es (1966-2012) (2012)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions Vormen van verdraagzaamheid (2013)
Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Pieter Jansz. Saenredam

Assendelft 1597 - Haarlem 1665

Pieter Saenredam is a Haarlem painted who specialised in Dutch church interiors. His paintings are characterised by his cool use of colour and the strict,...

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