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View of Saint Mary's Square and Saint Mary's Church, Utrecht

View of Saint Mary's Square and Saint Mary's Church, Utrecht

Pieter Jansz. Saenredam (in 1662)

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This street scene of Utrecht shows the Dom tower in the middle, to the left the towers of the Buur church and to the right the Maria church. The extensive documentation by Pieter Saenredam on his drawings, construction plans and paintings, allows us to trace the way his works arose. He made the pre-study for this painting in Utrecht in 1636. The panel, however, is dated 1662, so 26 years after he made the drawing.

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Title View of Saint Mary's Square and Saint Mary's Church, Utrecht
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 109,5 cm
Width 139,5 cm
Artists Painter: Pieter Jansz. Saenredam
Accession number 1765 (OK)
Credits Purchased 1872
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1872
Creation date in 1662
Internal exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Lievelingen (2024)
External exhibitions Maestro van Wittel - Hollandse meester van het Italiaanse stadsgezicht (2019)
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen @ Rijksmuseum (2023)
Boijmans bij de Buren - Meesterlijk! (2019)
De Gezonde Stad (2022)
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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